Symptoms of Major types of Arthritis

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Last updated: 26th May, 2017   A basic knowledge of the major types of arthritis will better prepare you for a doctor appointment. You will find it easier to formulate questions and communicate with your doctor once you are confident that you understand basic facts about arthritis symptoms. Rheumatoid Arthritis RA is an inflammatory type of […]

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Text Neck

TextNeck

Last updated: 23rd March, 2017  Smartphone have become an integral part of our lives today. Been texting or chatting on WhatsApp for long and feel a strain on your neck? Have been working on a laptop? Activities like these cause the neck to bend at an unnatural angle. Prolonged use with lack of exercise can lead […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Last updated: 10th March, 2017   Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes a systemic damage but is most visible on joints. RA is a chronic disease that needs to be managed through a combination of approaches, involving pain-killers, DMARDs, lifestyle changes and use of supplements that can help control the inflammation. In cases when […]

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Have you been advised MRI scan?

MRI Scanner

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an advanced test that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of organs inside the body. It is among one of the most sophisticated diagnosis tool available to the physicians. An MRI scan is often quite helpful in analyzing following type […]

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Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Musculoskeletal diseases are often associated with aging. It is true that the overall prevalence of muscle and bone-related diseases in a young age group is only about 3%, but increases to as high as 25% in age 70 and above. [1] However, the risk factors for musculoskeletal diseases such as obesity […]

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How smoking increases post-surgery risks?

How smoking impacts surgery

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Several studies have already proven that smoking leads to higher complication rates after surgery. A study published in Arthritis Care and Research studied a cohort of nearly 33 thousand patients who underwent either total hip replacement or total knee replacement, of whom 57% were non-smokers, 19% were prior smokers, and 24% […]

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Knee Replacement Surgery and Obesity

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Obesity and degenerative diseases like Osteoarthritis have a complex relationship. It is believed that overweight or obesity can act as both a trigger for osteoarthritis and a risk factor for the faster degeneration of the joint. Excess weight puts a greater pressure on a joint that is already undergoing damage due […]

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