Glucosamine Sulfate more effective in reducing pain than conventional treatment for Osteoarthritis
In a recent 2019 study patients who received Glucosamine Sulfate presented a significant decrease in VAS pain and FIHOA scores compared with the Control Group at 3 and 6 months.
Furthermore, GS therapy was associated to a significant improvement of HAQ score and to a significant reduction of acetaminophen and NSAID consumption during the follow-up. No differences in the number of side effects were observed between the groups.
The combination of GS with conventional treatment seems to be more effective in improving pain and function than conventional HOA treatment alone.
A retrospective observational study of glucosamine sulfate in addition to conventional therapy in hand osteoarthritis patients compared to conventional treatment alone