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Arthritis - 6 Tips to Prevent It!

MBBS, Ph. D - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Arthritis - 6 Tips to Prevent It!
Arthritis is a very painful disease. It restricts you from doing a lot of the activities you would love to engage in. However, there are steps you could take to reduce the chances of it happening to you.

Here are some of them:

1. Take Omega-3 fatty acids
Research proves that the regular consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids, present in fish, result in decreased risks of rheumatoid arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are also found in foods such as olive oil and walnuts.

2. Take Vitamins and olive oil
Vitamins are crucial, especially A, C and D. Vitamin A can be found in carrots. Vitamin D can yet again be found in fish while Vitamin C can be found in strawberries, mangoes, pineapples and oranges. Olive oil is also useful because it contains polyphenols which reduce the chances of developing arthritis.

3. Eat ginger and broccoli
Ginger and broccoli are two of the most therapeutic foods for various reasons and the chances of getting arthritis are also proven to reduce due to these foods.

4. Avoid injury
Although this is very hard to do sometimes, avoiding injuries do reduce your chances of getting arthritis.

5. Control your weight
This is very important, especially for your knees. It has been proven by researchers at Johns Hopkins University that if you are 10 kg overweight, then 30 to 60 extra kilograms of weight fall on your knees.

6. Exercise
Strengthening your muscles around your joint decrease the pressure on the joint. If there is less pressure on the joint, then the chances of arthritis are reduced. The best way to decrease pressure on the joint and strengthen your muscles is to exercise.
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Know More About Perthes Disease In Children!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Know More About Perthes Disease In Children!
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint made up of the round head of thigh bone (femoral head) with the cup shaped socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis and Perthe s Disease is an affliction of the hip joints in growing children. It is much more common in boys than girls, and occurs most commonly in children aged between 4 to 10 years. The cause of this problem is still unidentified.

In Perthes disease, changes affect the femoral head which can be seen on X-ray. These changes occur in three stages over 18 months to 2 years:

The blood supply to part of the femoral head is disturbed, causing loss of bone cells.
Softening and collapse of the affected bone
Re-establishment of the blood supply, repair and remodeling of the femoral head.
Limping is the most common symptom. The limp may become more persistent and pain may develop. Examination of the child by the orthopaedic surgeon generally shows restriction of hip movement. The nature of Perthes disease is variable. Severity depends on the child s age, and the extent of femoral head involvement. Older children, girls, and those with greater involvement of the femoral head are likely to require more complex treatment. Treatment aims to reduce pain and stiffness, and prevent femoral head deformity.

All children need regular review by the orthopaedic surgeon through the duration of the disease. Not all children require active treatment. Many will make a good recovery with only symptomatic treatment. This may involve restriction of activity such as running and high impact sports. Swimming is encouraged. Some children may require exercise in slings and springs, or the application of plaster casts to the lower limbs. Some children will require surgical management.

Children with Perthes Disease are otherwise healthy, but may be affected by physical restrictions. By middle age, one third of those affected have no symptoms, one third have intermittent hip pain, and one third would develop arthritis requiring treatment.
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I have mild back pain and hip pain, while walking on step knee pain also coming, kindly suggest the solution to overcome this.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have mild back pain and hip pain, while walking on step knee pain also coming, kindly suggest the solution to overc...
Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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Hi, I am suffering from right hip joint and right knee pain from past 1 week. I exercise regularly at the gym from past 2 years but I don't think there has been any injury. The pain usually increases in the evening and worsening in the night (usually in AC). I was earlier diagnosed with high uric acid (7.9) and Alanine Phosphatase, Serum (139). After which I reduced non-veg and hard drinks. Now from past 1 week I started whey protein and the same day got started joint pain.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Tumkur
Hi, I am suffering from right hip joint and right knee pain from past 1 week. I exercise regularly at the gym from pa...
The way you are telling your symptoms looks like you have a avascular necrosis of femoral head. Kindly get x-ray of both hip joints. Then we can decide if mri is required or not. High uric acid may be another reason but what I suspect is very crucial one as it may be reversed in early stages. Or else hop replacement is necessary.
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I'd streptococcus infection last week. I've a polyarthritis. What should I take for that?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I'd streptococcus infection last week. I've a polyarthritis. What should I take for that?
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem. Take homoeopathic medicine Eupatorium perf 200 daily in the morning, and evening (5 to 6 pills each time). Contact me for any further consultation if required.
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Dear sir/mam, I am 34 years old. I have a hip joint pain. Motor cycle ke piche utarne or chadne me dard hota hai. kade hone me or bethne me dard ho raha hai hip me bhot.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Dear sir/mam, I am 34 years old. I have a hip joint pain. Motor cycle ke piche utarne or chadne me dard hota hai. kad...
Avoid Squatting- Avoid sitting Cross legged. Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold). Quadriceps strengthening exercises-
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I am suffering from arthritis and Dr. Says there is no cure of arthritis in allopathy. So I want to ask if homeopathy cures arthritis or not?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from arthritis and Dr. Says there is no cure of arthritis in allopathy. So I want to ask if homeopathy...
We can plan for symptomatic treatment with allopathic medication and depending on the site of involvement we can plan for surgery if necessary and Few tips- avoid any triggering factor, take folicacid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free , exercise regularly
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I think I have arthritis I do not know whether I have or not but whenever I turn my neck there is a sound and I think I have a bony growth on the joints of my fingers but till now I think that it is due to my habit of cracking of my fingers what did you think can I have arthritis also when I twist my wrist there is a sound should I been over thinking pls reply fast I am 17 years old male.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Rheumatic arthritisIt is called as Rheumatic arthritis. If your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is Rheumatic arthritis. Wear elbow brace and wrist brace which will make her to feel warm and that will make the joints become firm. Hot water fermentation will help Knee cap will also help to prevent the damaged cartilages. If your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is Rheumatic arthritis. Which joints you have pain? If your proximal joints (ie. Shoulder, hip & knee has pain) then you can pour hot (warm) water in that area to reduce the inflammation. If you have pain in the distal joints ie. Wrist, fingers, ankle, toes then you can wear either elbow brace or wrist brace which will help you to feel warm and very protective. And also immerse the distal joints in the hot water tub which will help you to reduce the pain. Consult the near by physiotherapy clinic and also consult a general physician to check with your ESR levels to check whether you have inflammation The sound what you hear is called as Crepitus /ˈkrɛpɪtəs/ (also termed crepitation) is a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints or a crackling sensation due to the presence of air in the subcutaneous tissue. Popping Knees and Crackling Knuckles. Occasionally hearing pops, snaps, and crackles when you bend your knees doesn’t necessarily mean you have arthritis. The kneecap (patella) is the small, convex bone that sits at the front of the knee, shielding the joint.
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