Arthritis

Alternative Therapy for Knee Pain

Alternative Therapy for Knee Pain

The wear and tear of the knee joint due to aging leads to knee pain. Other causes for pain in the knees include fractures, ligament injuries, dislocation of the knee joint, arthritis, lupus, and other ailments that cause pain and stiffness of the knee joint. You should consult a doctor… Read more »

Neck Pain Symptoms

Neck Pain Symptoms

Sign and Symptoms of Neck Pain Stiffness in the neck region Restricted neck movements Pain anywhere from the lower part of the neck to the upper part of the shoulder Numbness, tingling, burning and shock-like sensation in the affected part which may radiate to arms Do and Don’ts of Neck… Read more »

Alternative therapies for rheumatoid arthritis

Alternative therapies for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a complex disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its tissues and destroys a thin membrane around the joints called Synovium. This causes fluid to build up in the joints, which causes severe pain and inflation that can be throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis is… Read more »

Diet for Gout

Diet for Gout

A gout is a form of arthritis in which the joints are inflamed due to the deposition of uric acid in the joints as well as the surrounding tissues and tendons. The uric acid levels may increase in the body due to its excess production, excess consumption, or less excretion…. Read more »

Goiter: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Goiter: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Goiter is a swelling of the neck due to the enlargement of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).   These hormones are necessary to maintain body temperature, digestion, mood, growth, puberty, etc. Goiter is a painless swelling in the neck. However, when it… Read more »

Neck Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Neck Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Introduction to Neck pain Neck pain is a common condition noticed by many individuals in their everyday. The pain is at times very disturbing that it may be difficult for the individual to perform day-to-day activities. The pain may be felt anywhere in the neck, from the lower portion of… Read more »

Paget’s disease of bone. What is Paget’s disease.

Paget’s disease of bone. What is Paget’s disease.

Introduction to paget’s disease Paget’s disease, also known as osteitis deformans is considered as the next most common bone disorder to osteoporosis and is commonly noticed in England, USA, Australia and New Zealand and rarely in Scandinavia, Asia and Africa. Paget’s disease is characterized by excessive bone destruction in certain… Read more »

Corns and calluses – How can we treat Corns and calluses

Corns and calluses – How can we treat Corns and calluses

Overview of corns and calluses Corns and calluses are some of the common skin conditions that are characterized by thickening of the skin in the affected areas. The corns may either be soft or hard with an elevated layer of skin in the center giving it a conical appearance, and… Read more »

Sprains or strains: Causes and Treatment of Sprains or strains

Sprains or strains: Causes and Treatment of Sprains or strains

Introduction to sprain and strains Sprain refers to the over stretching or tearing of the tissues known as ligaments that connect the bones at the joints while strain is the overstretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon (tissue that connects the muscle to a bone). This is a common… Read more »

Knee pain: Symptoms and Prevention of Knee pain

Knee pain: Symptoms and Prevention of Knee pain

Overview of knee pain Knee pain may be noticed in children, adolescents, adults and the elderly for various reasons. The pain may be associated with a history of trauma to the knee, certain atraumatic causes, overuse or infections. Knee pain is commonly noticed in individuals such as athletes who are… Read more »

Back pain: Causes, Prevention and Treatment.

Back pain: Causes, Prevention and Treatment.

Introduction to back pain Backache or low back pain refers to the pain and muscular stiffness experienced in the back region below the rib cage and above the buttocks. This may or may not be associated with pain in the legs or thighs. Almost all individuals tend to experience back… Read more »

Fibromyalgia: Alternative therapies for fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: Alternative therapies for fibromyalgia

Overview of fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) disorder characterized by pain in the muscles and bones in various parts of the body including the joints. The cause of such pain is unknown and the affected individual may have numerous specific points in the body that are painful to touch.1… Read more »

Systemic lupus erythematosus: Diagnosis & Treatment, Alternative therapies for SLE

Systemic lupus erythematosus: Diagnosis & Treatment, Alternative therapies for SLE

Introduction of systemic lupus erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus is a disorder of the defense (immune) system of the body that results in various manifestations involving numerous organs. It has been estimated that about 4.6 out of every 1,00,000 individuals are affected by this disorder. Systemic… Read more »

Osteoporosis – What is Osteoporosis. Diagnosis & Treatment

Osteoporosis – What is Osteoporosis. Diagnosis & Treatment

Introduction to osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disorder of the bone that is characterized by decreased density of the bones and their progressive microscopic destruction making them vulnerable towards the physical stress. Worldwide, osteoporosis affects about 1 in every 3 women and 1 in every 8 men. White and Asian women… Read more »

Gout is a type of arthritis. Diagnosis & Treatment

Gout is a type of arthritis. Diagnosis & Treatment

Overview of gout Gout is a type of arthritis that is associated with inflammation and is caused due to crystallization of the uric acid normally present in the body. It affects about 1% of the general population and involves one or more joints in the body. Gout is more common… Read more »