Public and Patient Education Department Program
Does glucosamine help with coping with wrist arthritis?
Glucosamine, with or without chondroitin sulfate, does appear to have some affect on the inflammatory response caused by arthritic degeneration in joints and specifically in knees. Unfortunately, from a medical viewpoint, glucosamine has not been shown to slow or repair articular cartilage degenerative changes. For this reason, no specific recommendation for the use of glucosamine, with or without chondroitin sulfate, can be made.