Combined high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging and histological examination to explore the role of ligaments and tendons in the phenotypic expression of early hand osteoarthritis

As a chiropractor that has a strong focus on the soft tissue component of musculoskeletal health, I found this article rather intriguing.  Basically, whenever they looked at arthritis in the small joints of the hand, those areas that had ligaments with pathological changes (basically scar tissue and thickening) had more arthritis.  While no one study confirms anything, this articles does lend support to those physicians focusing much more strongly on how much the soft tissues contribute to long term joint health.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.