When to Call the Bone Doctor

When to Call the Bone Doctor Onto Orthopedics

The human body is unarguably a very complex thing, with many different internal structures and systems that all work in synchronisation with each other. When a problem presents in one part of the body, it can soon cause trouble in one or more other areas. This can make the process of understanding and fixing the issue to be as complicated as the body itself!
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Hand Pain: Causes and Cures

Maintaining the optimum health and function of your hands is important when it comes to the ease with which you can perform simple everyday tasks. However, because we use our hands so often - and also for other reasons - pain in either hand can quickly develop.

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Arthritis and Obesity

We all know that being overweight is a fast-track way to developing many adverse health conditions. We are frequently told by the media that one of the best ways to stay healthy as we age is to avoid piling on the pounds, and to work to lose any excess weight that we may be carrying. This is certainly the case when it comes to arthritis, and those at the heavier end of the scale run a heightened risk of developing this condition. 
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Oral Health and Arthritis

There has been some speculation over the last few years as to whether poor oral hygiene could be a contributing factor to the onset of arthritis. In particular, the incidence of gum disease and the correlation with the incidence of arthritis. This is a link that has been studied by scientists. One of the primary aims of doing so is to determine if the potential exists to work to help prevent the onset of arthritis through more stringent oral health. 
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Are You Living With Foot Pain?

If you are experiencing pain in one or both of your feet then you are certainly not alone! This common problem can occur for a wide range of reasons and an early diagnosis can really help the healing process.
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Exercise for Arthritis!


Arthritis is one of the most common conditions that an orthopedic doctor will come across. It is unfortunately inevitable for a large number of people and, although it can be treated, there is not a definitive cure. Chronic pain is one of the most severe side effects of arthritis and is most often treated with strong painkillers. However, this can actually become a problem in itself as the damage these medications do to the body over time can be significant.
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High Five for World Arthritis Day!

Since 1996 October 12th has been recognized as World Arthritis Day. The aim of this day is to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (also known as RMDs). You might be wondering, however, what exactly is arthritis and how does it affect those living with it? 

The term arthritis actually just refers to joint inflammation and describes more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect joints. Arthritis can affect anyone at anytime and is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with more 50 million adults and 30,000 children being affected. Common symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. There are many different types of arthritis and symptoms can range from mild to severe. 
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Understanding Orthopedic Care


There are many reasons why you might require the services of an orthopedic doctor or orthopedic surgeon. The practice itself is predominantly associated with the treatment and care of the musculoskeletal system. This system is made up the muscles, tendons, bones and joints within your body. Today we are going to take a closer look at these parts of the body and learn a little bit more about them!

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Carpal Tunnel: What is it and How to Treat it

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects a large number of people around the world. More common in those with jobs that involve repetitive motions, such as typing, this problem can be irritating and painful to deal with. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes feelings of tingling in the fingers, with numbness and potentially pain in the hands and fingers. These feelings develop over time, and feel particularly strong at night. Normally, the numbness or the pain is felt the most strongly in the thumb, index finger and middle finger. Sufferers can also experience pins and needles and a weakness in finger and thumb strength.
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Infections may reduce RA risk

Stomach Infection? A blessing in disguise!

Infections may reduce RA riskScientists and researchers are forever on the lookout for newer therapies and are developing better drugs for patients with chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Now, research published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases says that recent gut and urinary tract infections may reduce your chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis. This is extremely exciting news and has great potential to develop targeted therapy for rheumatoid arthritis in the future. You may be curious to know if this is even possible! And if so, then how?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disorder in which one’s own immune system attacks the joints and other organs. Painful joints, swelling, disability and deformities over time are common features of rheumatoid arthritis. Women are affected more than men by rheumatoid arthritis. Millions of people worldwide suffer from this painful disease.
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