Research: Anti-inflammatory treatments accelerate degenerative knee damage

A group of researchers in Australia looked at inflamed knees. The researchers wanted to see what came first, knee inflammation or knee degenerative changes? In other words, did the inflammation cause the degenerative knee disease or did the degenerative knee disease cause the inflammation?

Knowing which came first would make a difference in understanding what makes for knee inflammation and why shutting it off is not such a good idea in patients with chronic knee pain. The research team published their findings in The Journal of Rheumatology. (more…)