For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficial

While physical activity can be challenging for many older adults with arthritis, it can help patients better manage their condition and maintain physical functioning

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficialFirst author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of rheumatology and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and colleagues report their findings in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, caused by “wear […]

Younger woman in urban areas more prone to arthritis

Evidence shows that osteoarthritis is commoner in urban areas, as against rural areas, and may be one of the reasons for an increasing trend in younger people

Younger woman in urban areas more prone to arthritisIt is a known fact that arthritis is seen more commonly amongst women. Recently, it has been noted that the age of osteoarthritis is lowering rapidly Statistics reveal that osteoarthritis will soon be the number one ailment having trounced heavyweights like cardiac disease, cancer and AIDS The burden of osteoarthritis in young women patients is […]

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

Here’s the proper way of holding your smartphone

Using a smartphone over an extended period of time puts an excessive amount of pressure on the hand, especially on your little finger. This stress could lead to the strain on the finger and may make it prone to deformity in the long-run. Today, we offer tips on how to position and handle your smartphone the right way to avoid strain on hand joints

Here’s the proper way of holding your smartphoneIn the past decade or so, there has been an incredible rise in the number of users of smartphones. This has caused a paradigm shift in the way the world communicates with each other. Social media, e-mails, texts messages, and phone banking are some of the uses that has caused this generation hooked on to […]

Bed-ridden Iraqi woman walks again after 15 years

Salih had not stood up independently and walked for over a decade and a half and was riddled with arthritis of the back. Not one to give up hope, her family decided to bring her to Mumbai for treatment

Bed-ridden Iraqi woman walks again after 15 yearsFor over 15 years, an 81-year-old Iraqi national, Salih was bedridden with no mobility in her legs. Due to obesity which was shrouded by immobility, she was unable to go about her daily activities and thus became dependent on her daughter-in-law. Wanting to explore treatment options in order for her to walk again, her family […]

A simple eye examination can indicate if you have these deadly 6 diseases

As well as detecting vision problems and eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can sometimes also reveal whether you're suffering from a number of serious health conditions

A simple eye examination can indicate if you have these deadly 6 diseasesThey may be the windows to the soul, but eyes can also give a clear view of what’s occurring in less ethereal parts of the body. In fact, an eye test could reveal a life or death situation. As well as detecting vision problems and eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can […]

C.H.A.T: Children Have Arthritis Too

If your child has been diagnosed with arthritis, you probably have a lot of questions.There are a number of practical and emotional challenges involved in parenting a child with any form of arthritis. Dr Raju Khubchandani, Director of Pediatrics and in-charge Ped Rheumatology Clinic, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center addresses some of your queries…

C.H.A.T: Children Have Arthritis TooWhat is arthritis and what are its symptoms in children? The term arthritis simply means inflammation (swelling, warmth, redness, pain at rest or motion of a joint). With the child’s age, the symptoms of arthritis vary. Since, a child learns to express and localise his pain only at the age of four, new-borns with arthritis […]

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the foot

Pain on top of the foot may seem like an unusual location, particularly if no obvious injury took place there. However, this area can be affected by a variety of conditions and injuries beyond a bone fracture or bruise

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the footThe foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Most foot pain requires, at the very least, rest and […]

BMC hospital crowd funds hip replacement surgery of 21-year-old

The cost of Ravishankar’s hip replacement surgery was estimated at four lakhs in private hospitals. The family could not afford the cost. Hence, he was brought to Shatabdi Hospital. His surgery was likely to cost Rs 2,90,000. This amount too was unaffordable for his brother who was barely managing his own expenses. Considering their condition the hospital took an initiative to raise money for his surgeries through crowd funding

BMC hospital crowd funds hip replacement surgery of 21-year-oldRavishankar is a 21-year-old young boy from Uttar Pradesh. Due to arthritis, he was not able to walk for five years. He had undergone treatment since the last 10 years in Uttar Pradesh but it wasn’t beneficial. Now, thanks to Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali; Ravishankar will be able to walk again. Because of arthritis both […]

TV channels warned about broadcasting fake ayurveda ads

The Ministry of AYUSH had raised concerns on the medicines being marketed as a miraculous solution to all health problems, which are offered by the self-proclaimed doctors, gurus and vaidhs in these advertisements/programmers

TV channels warned about broadcasting fake ayurveda adsIn an attempt to discourage misleading advertisements on ayurveda, homeopathy etc being telecast on television channels, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has stepped in and issued a stern warning. The Council issued an advisory on July 12 to all TV channels to ensure strict compliance of provisions of Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable […]