Pop a pill?
Many people swear by glucosamine supplements, but study results are mixed. For a 2015 study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers gave 605 subjects with knee pain either glucosaminechondroitin or a placebo. After two years, both groups reported reductions in knee pain in equal levels – the glucosamine had worked no better than a sugar pill. A few studies have found that glucosamine could possibly slow arthritic changes.