Younger urban women are at a higher risk of arthritis

World Arthritis Day is observed on 12th of October every year and the theme for this year is “It’s in your hands, take action”. It means that your health is in your hands and in order to live a healthy and fit life, it is important to take proper diagnosis and treatment in right time

Younger urban women are at a higher risk of arthritisIt is a known fact that Arthritis is seen more commonly amongst women. Recently, it has been noted that the age of Osteoarthritis is rapidly lowering. Statistics reveal that Osteoarthritis will soon be the number one ailment having beaten heavyweights like Cardiac Disease, Cancer and AIDS. The burden of Osteoarthritis in young women patients is […]

Rheumatic arthritis growing at an alarming rate in the youngsters, worry doctors

Arthritis has troubled innumerable people in their old age for many years. It’s a painful condition that causes joint pain in your body. However, in the last few decades, there is a steady increase in the number of youths suffering from rheumatic arthritis

Rheumatic arthritis growing at an alarming rate in the youngsters, worry doctorsWhile the growth, at which the younger generation is undergoing, is disturbing, the reasons for this are many varying from injuries, hereditary among others. Recently, a 26-year-old patient, at Nanavati Hospital, complained of severe knee pain, stiffness, inability to straighten his knee and walk without an aid. For many years now, he has been suffering […]

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the condition

Arthritis is very common; however it is often not understood well. Actually, Arthritis isn’t one disease; it's a casual means of bearing on a joint pain or joint disease

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the conditionThere are over one hundred differing kinds of inflammatory diseases and conditions connected to it. Individuals of all ages, sexes and races will and do suffer from inflammatory disease. It’s most distinctive amongst women, and happens more often depending on the age of the individual. On the occasion of World Arthritis Day which is observed […]

Can an antioxidant offer protection from osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis type, causing pain and stiffness in the joints as cartilage steadily breaks down. It is often referred to as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by an immune response

Can an antioxidant offer protection from osteoarthritis?Symptoms of joint swelling and tenderness can come and go over time – or, in some people, they can be constant. The degree of severity varies a great deal between individuals. Several interventions can help manage osteoarthritis, including physical therapy, medications, and surgery. To date, however, nothing halts the progression of this debilitating condition. It […]

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in life

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood was associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life, researchers said. The study followed 98,995 French female volunteers from 1990 to present day. It found that those who smoked - and incurred passive smoking - were more prone. Arthritis also began earlier in smokers exposed to childhood passive smoking

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in lifeA new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult. Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex disease that may be developed by environmental agents interacting with genetic factors. The role of genetics into arthritis susceptibility is well recognised. There […]

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 […]