Which works best?
Oddly enough, both glucosamine and the placebo worked quite well but....
“if you actually want the best chance of making a difference, then Phil's exercises (That's Prof Philip Conaghan of Leeds Rheumatology Dept.) are the way to go. Nothing beats them in studies - and they're free'.
As Phil explains: "A lot of the pain is coming from the tendons and structures around the joint. If you have trouble getting out of a chair, or trouble undoing a jar, you're at risk of joint pain because your muscles are weak. The exercises strengthen those muscles and take the strain off your joints.”
I guess most of us all well aware of this but it's always useful when another bit of research confirms it.
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken