5 exercises to improve hand mobility

If you find daily tasks difficult to do because you suffer from stiffness, swelling, or pain in your hands, the right exercises can help get you back in motion

5 exercises to improve hand mobilityTherapists usually suggest specific exercises depending on the condition. Some help increase a joint’s range of motion or lengthen the muscle and tendons via stretching. These exercises are helpful for osteoarthritis as well as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow—but not when the joints are inflamed or painful. Other exercises strengthen muscles around a joint to […]

5 ways to reduce crippling hand pain

Hand pain is more than just annoying. The stiffness and swelling that go along with hand pain can sap strength and diminish the ability to carry out routine functions, like buttoning clothes

5 ways to reduce crippling hand painOne common cause of hand pain is osteoarthritis – when the shock-absorbing cartilage between bones in the finger joints and at the base of the thumb becomes worn or damaged. Hand pain can also result from nerve conditions, like the pain and tingling you feel when there is pressure on the median nerve in the […]

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake right

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium in women, and how to maintain calcium required for daily life

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake rightOsteoporosis is a bone disease in which there is a reduction in bone density, which make the bones easily breakable. Low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones leading to repeated fractures. 1-2 women and 1-4 men over the age of 50 will experience Osteoporosis-related fracture […]

Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest study

Men and women with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees were at higher risk of dying from heart disease or heart failure

Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest studyHaving osteoarthritis may increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Osteoarthritis, the painful degenerative disease of the joint cartilage and bones that progresses with age, affects about 10 per cent of men and 13 per cent of women over 60. There is no cure. Researchers studied 469,177 residents of southern Sweden who ranged in […]

Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults

Low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults, identifying a new factor to consider for maintaining mobility and independence in older age, according to a study led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at Tufts University

Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adultsThe study, published online in May in advance of print in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, is the first to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and the onset of mobility limitation and disability in older adults. “Because of our growing population of older people, it’s important for us to understand […]

Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk, finds study

Supplements commonly used to treat arthritic pain and stiffness may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday. Researchers found that glucosamine use was associated with a 15% lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk, finds studyGlucosamine supplements, better known as a remedy for joint pain, may lower a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), research suggests. The findings in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) come from nearly half a million people in the UK. Almost one in five of the 466,039 participants said they took glucosamine. Users were less likely […]

Even 1 hour of brisk walking per week can benefit people with osteoarthritis

One weekly hour of brisk walking may help seniors with osteoarthritis stay healthy, mobile, and physically able well into older age

Even 1 hour of brisk walking per week can benefit people with osteoarthritisNew research examines the benefits of physical activity, such as brisk walking, on mobility and the ability to perform daily tasks among seniors living with knee osteoarthritis. There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis and treatment often consists of painkillers or knee surgery, depending on how advanced the disease is. According to some estimates, for […]

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium for bones and its role in day-to-day life

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?Osteoporosis is a bone disease where there is a drastic reduction in bone density, rendering bones easily breakable. The low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones lead to repeated fractures. Men and women over 50 years may experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Women […]

Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain, finds study

Common changes related to menopause and ageing include weight gain and decreased physical activity, which can contribute to chronic pain morbidity, as can impaired sleep and negative mood, which are also known to affect symptom sensitivity and pain tolerance

Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain, finds studyIn addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. This finding was the basis of a study of more than 200,000 records from the Veterans Health Administration that demonstrated a link between menopause symptoms and chronic pain. The study results are published online today in […]

Five reasons behind why your fingers are swollen

Swelling, also known as edema, can happen anywhere in the body. It’s commonly seen in the hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs. Swelling occurs when extra fluid gets trapped in your body’s tissues. Several things can cause this, including heat, exercise, or medical conditions

Five reasons behind why your fingers are swollenPerhaps, you suspected swelling after the rings on your fingers seemed a lot tighter than usual. Or it may be a case of highly noticeable bloating around the joints of your hands. Regardless of the severity, here are some possible explanations for why your fingers seem a little puffy lately. Excess salt consumption Have you […]