What is Calcium and what does it do?
Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. About 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is in our bones and teeth. Each day, we lose calcium through our skin, nails, hair, sweat, urine and feces, but our bodies cannot produce new calcium. That is why it’s important to get calcium from the […]
There are two types of #exercises that are important for building and maintaining bone density;• Weight-bearing exercises• Muscle-strengthening exercises Weight-bearing Exercises These exercises include activities that make you move against gravity while staying upright. Weight-bearing exercises can be high-impact or low-impact.High-impact weight-bearing exercises help build bones and keep them strong. If you have broken a […]
What is RheumatoidArthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints.It is known as an autoimmune condition. This means that the immune system, which is the body’s natural self-defence system, gets confused and starts to attack your body’s healthy tissues. It can affect anyone of any age. It can get worse […]
What is gout?
Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis, where sodium urate (uric acid) crystals are deposited in your joints. These may be present for years without you knowing they are there, but on occasions, they can trigger an ‘acute’ attack of gout. Attacks of gout usually come on very quickly, often during the night. […]
Managing Osteoarthritis From the Kitchen
#Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of #arthritis, affecting millions worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. However, some dietary choices can help you take care of your joints. Here are some foods to include in your #diet to manage Osteoarthritis: – #Calcium […]
Anterior Knee Pain in Athletes
Pain on the anterior aspect of the knee (under and around the kneecap) is seen frequently in young and physically active people. At our speciality clinic, we see about 20 to 25 new cases per 100 patients per year. The palette of complaints is varied, from mild short-term pain to long-standing, load-dependent pain. It can […]
Should One Avoid The King Of All Exercises- SQUATS?
The #squat is one of the most basic movements the human body can perform. Revered as the king of all #exercises, its reign has spanned decades atop the iron game. From #bodybuilding to Akhada #fitness, the squat is a vital component of anyone’s training repertoire. It engages the entire lower body and core and is […]
Can the Coronavirus affect my bones and joints?
It is a question that many patients are asking their #OrthopaedicSurgeons in the midst of the #pandemic. It reminds us of the #Dengue and #Chikungunya fever spikes over the last two decades. Both viral infections have been associated with terrible joint pains and body aches, weeks after the infection episode. Termed reactive #arthritis, patients have […]
Pooja – Prayer positions and KneePain
As #OrthopaedicSurgeons, we are constantly evaluating patient tics and antics. Of note, busy consultation and waiting rooms have two types of patients. The anxious, accommodative type sitting in an unassuming manner and the affluent, maverick type sitting with one leg crossed over the other (nonchalant about the fact that people on either side are getting […]
गुडघ्याच्या अस्थिबंध (लिगामेंट) दुखापतीची लक्षणं आणि उपाय
शरीराचा ९० टक्के भार हा आपला गुडघा पेलत असतो. त्यामुळे गुडघ्यांच्या आरोग्याकडे कायम लक्ष देण्याची गरज असते. बऱ्याच वेळा गुडघेदुखीच्या तक्रारींकडे दुर्लक्ष केल्यामुळे अस्थिबंध अर्थात लिगामेंटच्या समस्या निर्माण होतात. गुडघ्यातील अस्थिबंध हे अत्यंत सूक्ष्म तंतूंपासून तयार केले असतात. मांडी आणि पोटरीला जोडणाऱ्या गुडघ्यावर या तंतूंचे आवरण असते. गुडघ्याच्या खालील गादी ही शरीराचे वजन पेलते. त्यामुळे […]