Associated with the breakdown of cartilage in the joints, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is typically age-related. It can occur in almost any joint in the body, although it’s usually found in the weight-bearing joints of hips, knees, and spine, as well as the joints in the hands, neck, and big toe.
Osteoarthritis tends to get worse over time, and there is no current prevention or cure. Symptoms include pain, especially during or after movement, and a tender sensitivity to pressure. Joints may feel stiff and sore, especially after a period of little activity, and may become less and less flexible over time.
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials of investigative medications for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Qualified adults participating in a trial may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel, study-related medical and psychological evaluations, and the investigative study medication at no cost.
If you have experienced some or all of the symptoms described and would like to volunteer for a study, or if you know someone suffering from osteoarthritis who may want to volunteer, please send us your request using the Join a Study form, or call us toll-free at 855-DoStudies (855.367.8834).