Sydney: Muscle inflammation outside the joints is as much to blame for discomfort and poor mobility in arthritis sufferers as inflammation of the joint itself, says a new study. It potentially opens the way to better treatment.Knee arthritis treatment has focussed on relieving knee joint inflammation. But researchers from Victoria University, La Trobe University, Warringal Hospital and St. Vincent`s Hospital found muscle inflammation outside the joint in those suffering knee osteoarthritis, meaning that treatment may need changing.
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