Chondroitin Sulfate & Glucosamine: Benefits

Topic: Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine in Treating Arthritis

Dr. Lee:
In your practice experience, do you have any sense as to what percentage of your patients with osteoarthritis actually benefit from this drug in decreasing pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints.

Dr. Shiel:
A rough estimate is that 1 in 10 patients with osteoarthritis may find some benefit. The benefit will vary in terms of degree.

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