The body needs Calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. It is also important for the proper functioning of the heart, brain and nerves. Since the body can’t make calcium, it must come from our diet. If your diet is low in calcium, calcium from the bones will be taken to maintain normal

Studies show that early diagnosis is the key to treating rheumatoid arthritis. If the condition can be caught early, the progression of the condition can be prevented from causing permanent damage, disability and functional decline. In addition, the patient benefits from reduction of chronic systemic inflammation since unchecked chronic inflammation leads to progressive cardiovascular disease.

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 by

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a joint disease characterized by loss of bone under a piece of cartilage. It primarily occurs because of loss of blood supply to the area which leads to loosening of the thin layer of bone and cartilage. This results in overall joint instability and the typical symptoms include pain and feelings

Millions of people, with debilitating injuries or diseases, benefit from orthopedic surgeries to return to an active life. Any surgical procedure, used to treat pain or other symptoms of the musculoskeletal system, may be considered orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic surgery may involve a whole range of techniques – from simple repair of torn ligaments, tendons, or

Tennis is a great sport to play, but the impact and repetition of movements can cause a painful condition known as tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is caused due to inflammation in the tendons around the joints that curve and connect the arms. Golfers and laborers, who have to make repetitive swinging motions

Joints can emit many noises, often described as popping, snapping or catching. These noises are termed “crepitus”, meaning “to rattle”. People can experience crepitus at any age, but it is more common with seniors. What causes noises in the joints? Popping noises are usually caused due to air bubbles forming in the joint spaces, where

While many people undergo successful knee replacement every year, many are still not able to benefit from this effective treatment because they are not aware of the signs that indicate the need for knee replacement. Signs of Knee Damage The sooner you seek treatment, the better your chances are of a complete recovery. Here are

Knee Replacement Surgery

Friday, 19 July 2019 by

Knee replacement surgery is one of the major breakthroughs of modern medicine. It was first performed in 1968, and since then several improvements in surgical materials and techniques increasing in overall safety and success rates. Approximately, 267,000 total knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. The most common indications for knee replacement

Intercostal Muscle Strain

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 by

Intercostal muscle strain is an injury affecting the muscles between the ribs. These muscles help build the chest wall and assist in breathing by lifting the rib cage and thereby expanding the chest cavity. An intercostal muscle strain occurs when an intercostal muscle gets twisted, strained, or stretched too far. Signs and symptoms and the

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Friday, 12 July 2019 by

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a painful condition associated with autonomic, motor and trophic changes. It most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot), typically after an injury, which causes damage to the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS is rare in extremes of ages but can occur at any age, It

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