Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee / Hip Clinical Trial
- Male or female 18 and over
Osteoarthritis, also known as OA, is joint pain that comes from wear and tear. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting millions of people worldwide. It happens when protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down. Osteoarthritis most commonly affects joints in your knees, hips, hands and spine. This particular clinical trial is for people who have osteoarthritis in their knees or hips. Osteoarthritis can gradually worsen and there is currently no cure. Some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis include: joint aching and soreness, pain after overuse, stiffness after periods of rest and joint swelling.
Eating a healthy well-balanced diet is important for everyone, but especially for those with OA. Healthy eating can keep your weight down, building strong cartilage and reduce inflammation. Exercise is also key to helping those with OA feel better. Light exercise such as walking, swimming and cycling can also reduce your joint pain but a good balance is important, so don't overdo it.
Coastal Clinical Research, Inc. (CCR) has conducted over 15 orthopedic trials since 1987.
You may be eligible to participate in our Osteoarthritis study and contribute to the development and approval of a new drug or treatment. As a participant, there is no cost to you and health insurance is not required. If you qualify, you also receive study-related visits by a board-certified urologist and may be compensated for time and travel.