The center for disease control (CDC) estimates that about 33% of adults over the age of 65 suffer with osteoarthritis pain. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain reliever celecoxib (known by the popular name Celebrex) is commonly prescribed to treat the associated pain and swelling.
A recent study including 606 subjects in four different European countries, however, showed the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin to be just as effective as the prescription medication celecoxib in treating the condition. This is important especially considering NSAID may cause negative side effects in some patients.
Check out the following link for more information on the study and as always, be sure to check with your health care provider to explore all of your options when it comes to osteoarthritis