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Knee Pain Top Doctors and Treatments. Symptoms of Major types of Arthritis. Piriformis Stretching. The piriformis is a difficult-to-reach muscle that runs from your spine to the femur (thigh bone).

Piriformis Stretching

When it begins to push against your sciatic nerve, often due to sitting too long, it can cause excruciating pain. A tight or inflamed piriformis is what is known as piriformis syndrome. What is piriformis syndrome? Piriformis syndrome is an entrapment or compression neuropathy that can result in pain, numbness, paresthesias (burning or prickling sensation), and associated weakness in the distribution of the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle as it passes through the sciatic notch.

The piriformis muscle is innervated by the sacral plexus. Untreated, progressive motor weakness of the gluteal muscles and lower extremity can occur. How to stretch the piriformis muscle? There are a number of ways to stretch one’s piriformis muscle. 5 simple ways include: 1. A. 2. A. 3. A. 4. A. 5. A. Knee Replacement Implant Recall List. Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments. Arthritis Today Magazine. L5-S1 - All About Lumbosacral Joint. Kneecap Injuries and Treatment Options. What is a Kneecap?

Kneecap Injuries and Treatment Options

Kneecap is a common name for a bone located in the front of the knee joint, known as patella. Patella is a flat triangular bone which covers and protects the knee joint. Patella helps in extending the leg by enhancing leverage on the thigh bone.1 Apart from the anatomical kneecap, there is another type which is widely used for bracing the knee – also known as knee braces. Outcomes from Total Knee Replacement. How is a total knee replacement outcome related to the following factors?

Outcomes from Total Knee Replacement

Knee condition at the time of surgeryBody weight (BMI)Mental well-beingOverall healthAge A recent research tried to answer some of the above questions after studying data of patients who underwent total knee replacement surgery between 1999 and 2003. Close to 2000 patients in United Kingdom were analyzed over a 10 year period after they underwent total knee replacements. Oxinium vs Cobalt-Chrome Comparative Study. A cohort analysis in Feb 2016 investigated the long-term outcomes of Oxinium vs Cobalt-Chrome (Co-Cr) implants in total knee replacements (TKR).

Oxinium vs Cobalt-Chrome Comparative Study

Genesis II design of Oxinium implants (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, TN, USA) was used in the study. Cohorts selected had the same implant design, method of fixation, and polyethylene components of the implants. Data of percent revision and revision diagnosis was obtained from Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, between September 1999 and December 2013. It was observed that the revision (surgery) percentage of Oxinium and Co-Cr implants were similar. Furthermore, the rate of revision due to loosening or lysis of the implant or due to non-infective causes did not differ among age groups. However, the percentage of revision was higher in subjects above 75 years of age, for those who required revision due to loosening or lysis of the implant.

33 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR JOINTS. We all know that prevention is better than cure, but how many of us actually pay attention.


Maintaining healthy joints is vital to our overall well-being. A chronic pain and stiffness in joints can deteriorate our lifestyle by limiting our mobility, which in turn can lead to other health issues, and even depression. Certain joints in our body are vital to movements, such as the knee joint, hip joint, and our spine. All about Partial Knee Replacement. What is a Partial Knee Replacement?

All about Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement, also known as Unicondylar Knee Replacement or Unicompartmental Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pain and mobility issues in patients that have limited damage to knee joints. The damage could be due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or trauma. Before going into details of partial knee replacements, we must understand the anatomy of a knee joint. Knee is the largest joint in our body, where bones of the upper and lower leg meet. It is one of the most complex and extensively used joints which moves like a hinge and facilitates movements like sitting, squatting, walking, and jumping. Lower end of thigh bone (femur).Upper ends of shin bone (tibia) and the smaller shin bone next to tibia (fibula).Kneecap, a bone at the front of the knee (patella).

Knee Replacement Cost – Is it stopping you from a pain-free life? Over the last decade, knee replacement surgery has become a popular and safe option for patients who have end-stage arthritis of the knee.

Knee Replacement Cost – Is it stopping you from a pain-free life?

When pain has aggravated to such an extent that all other treatment modalities fail, knee replacement can help you lead a pain-free and active life. However, sometimes the cost of a knee replacement procedure may deter patients from surgery. The cost of knee replacement can vary depending on factors like doctor’s fee, hospital charges, and the choice of implant, naming just a few. Fairness Cream - When ‘fair’ becomes ‘unfair’ When was the last time you heard about a fairness cream or saw one on TV or a website?

Fairness Cream - When ‘fair’ becomes ‘unfair’

It would be a safe guess to say, maybe within the last one hour and certainly many times in a day. We live in the times where all of us are being constantly bombarded with such advertisements. Plenty of products exist that feed on the obsession to look fair. We live in the times where all of us are being constantly bombarded with such advertisements. Plenty of products exists that feed on the obsession to look fair.

7 Wrong Reasons Why People Avoid Knee Replacement. Total Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure that remains the only alternative when the knee joints become severely damaged due to disease or trauma.

7 Wrong Reasons Why People Avoid Knee Replacement

At HealthClues, we are contacted for a second opinion by many patients who have been advised to undergo knee replacement surgery and need a second opinion In many cases, candidates for knee replacement have advanced arthritis. They may have progressed to a stage where even the smallest movements are very painful. The reviews of their medical records including X-rays indicate extensive of damage to the knee joint. They might have already visited a few local doctors and been advised to undergo knee replacement. However, the decision to undergo surgery is not an easy one. OXINIUM KNEE REPLACEMENT. Introduction In the year 2003, Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company, introduced Oxinium™ or oxidized zirconium implants for joint replacement surgeries like total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty.1 It is claimed that these implants are longer lasting as compared to traditional artificial alternatives, owing to their properties of abrasion resistance and reduced friction.


The company has also been awarded the prestigious ASM International 2005 Engineering Materials Achievement Award for the development of Oxinium, or Oxidized Zirconium for use as a joint replacement material to improve the performance and increase the service life of total joint replacement systems.2 Oxinium or oxidized zirconium is a metal alloy of 97.5 percent zirconium and 2.5 percent niobium, which are two of the most biocompatible metals known till date.

The Link Between Nightshades, Chronic Pain and Inflammation. 10th June 2016 By Elisha McFarland N.D. Guest writer for Wake Up World Few people are familiar with the term nightshade vegetables, and many will be surprised to learn that consuming foods from this plant group may be contributing to their pain and inflammation. Nightshades belong to the Solanaceae family which includes over 2,000 species. They also include some of the most popular foods consumed today; such as tomatoes, potatoes, all types of peppers, and eggplant. The Solanaceae family contains cholinesterase inhibiting glycoalkaloids and steroid alkaloids including, among others, solanine in potato and eggplant, tomatine in tomato, nicotine in tobacco, and capsaicin in garden peppers. Neck exercises for Cervical Spondylosis. Neck pain medically termed as ‘cervical spondylosis‘, has become a common problem caused by the wear and tear of cartilage and bones in the cervical vertebra (neck) area.

This degeneration of the bones and cartilage causes neck pain and can disrupt activities of daily living. Since this wear and tear happens with age, neck pain (cervical Spondylosis) is seen mostly in people above 50-60 years old. Now a day’s many young adults are suffering from neck pain because of the ‘sedentary epidemic’ use of computers, cell phones where you hold your neck stiff and look down and forward for extended periods of time, leading to repetitive stress on to the cervical spine. Lack of exercise can also cause neck pain. Spondylosis, Spondylitis, and Spondylolisthesis - Know the difference. Top 10 Exercises for Frozen Shoulder. Inflammation after Muscle Injury - A friend or foe? While playing shuttle yesterday, I probably went a little overboard to smash it hard on the other side and call it a game.

It did result in the expected outcome, but also an unwelcome one, i.e. swelling and pain in my palm. It may be a mild muscle injury, but I wondered, why the body reacts the way it does to such injuries, why swelling occurs and what role does it play. While I am usually not so self-reflective, probably what got me thinking is the article published in “The New Yorker” titled “Inflamed”. In this article, Groopman talks about inflammation as being a primary mechanism in our body to defend against the invading foreign particles, but how that same mechanism can turn disastrous in case of chronic inflammations. However, when one has an injury like I did, that is not exposed to the external environment, why does body still trigger inflammation and what role does it serve. Lucky me, some researchers had already found this question interesting enough! (Source: Web) References: Single-bundle vs. Double-bundle ACL surgery. Disruption of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is among the most frequent musculoskeletal injuries affecting physically active men and women.

It is one of the most common sports injuries. ACL reconstruction surgery is a widely accepted approach for treating tears, but continues to evolve, with many technical issues that are under debate among the orthopedic surgeons. They mainly include: Graft selectionSurgical technique (double versus single bundle) How to decide you need an ACL surgery? ACL reconstruction surgery has become one of the most common elective surgical procedures in the modern times. However, like any other surgery, decision to undergo this elective procedure has never been an easy one. There are many questions around the risks of post-surgery life but also risks of not undergoing it. Some of these are “with or without it questions” that are not easy to answer. Neck exercises for Cervical Spondylosis. Meniscus Tear- A common knee injury. Ankle Sprain? How should you take care of it? - HEALTHCLUES.

An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries that may occur during sports and everyday activities. You can even have it while you walk. A sprain in the ankle occurs due to the overstretching or tearing of the ligament that supports the ankle. KYPHOSCOLIOSIS - HEALTHCLUES. SPRAINS AND STRAINS OF ANKLE - HEALTHCLUES. Joint pain - how an early intervention helps? - HEALTHCLUES. As someone who helps the patient get rid of their pain, I am often surprised how many people just keep ignoring their joint pains until it becomes much worse. There is an understanding that something like this should be just accepted as part of aging. However, this acceptance of pain can often lead to much more adverse circumstances, which could have been easily avoided through early diagnosis and intervention. The most common reason for joint pains is arthritis, although sometimes injuries to the tissues such as tendons and ligaments can also cause the pain.

Aarogyasri and Knee Replacement Surgery - HEALTHCLUES. Aarogyasri Health Scheme is an efficient model to enable the low-income families to avail medical treatment for serious ailments at a low cost or cashless manner, using medical infrastructure in both the public hospitals and private. Top 10 Exercises for Spondylolisthesis - HEALTHCLUES. The word spondylolisthesis arises from the Greek word spondylo means spine, and listhesis means slipping down a slippery path. Spondylolisthesis is a condition of the spine.

Why is MRI not the gold standard for deciding an ACL surgery? Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and its treatments - HEALTHCLUES. SPINAL STENOSIS - HEALTHCLUES. Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal begins to narrow which in result causes the spinal cord to become compressed. 5 common assumptions about lower back pain. Top Ten exercises for cervical spondylosis - HEALTHCLUES. Neck pain medically termed as ‘cervical spondylosis’, has become a common problem, experienced by most of us at some point in our lives. It is an age-related medical problem, mostly seen above the age of 40. Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis - HEALTHCLUES. 10 common causes for chronic knee pain - HEALTHCLUES.

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Low back pain? It can be a herniated lumber disc! - HEALTHCLUES. Taking a second opinion? Here’s what you need to know - HEALTHCLUES. Untitled. Hip fracture, a devastating skeletal injury! - HEALTHCLUES. The Autoimmune Puzzle - HEALTHCLUES. Have you been advised MRI scan? - HEALTHCLUES. Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children - HEALTHCLUES. Osteoarthritis of Knee and weight loss as an early intervention - HEALTHCLUES. Why shouldn't you ignore a joint pain? - HEALTHCLUES. Kyphoscoliosis. HealthClues — 7 Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery. How smoking increases post-surgery risks? - HEALTHCLUES. Osteoarthritis Treatment Options - HEALTHCLUES. Poor man's rich Calcium diet! - HEALTHCLUES. Osteoporosis – Rising Trends in Asia - HEALTHCLUES. Knee Replacement Surgery and Obesity - HEALTHCLUES. Cervical Spondylosis. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again!

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