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 […]