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Physiotherapy for Knee Osteoarthritis
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Physiotherapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Put simply, knee osteoarthritis is alternatively known as wear and tear arthritis. It occurs when damage occurs to the natural cushioning between the knee joints, known as cartilage. This causes friction between the bones of the knee resulting in pain and swelling in the tissues. Causes of knee osteoarthritis While osteoarthritis of knee is primarily...

Chronic back pain? Physiotherapy may work just as well as surgery!
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Chronic back pain? Physiotherapy may work just as well as surgery!

Affecting millions worldwide, back pain is a common problem seen in sedentary populations. Usually it heals after a short course of pain-killers and rest but sometimes, it lasts for more than 3-6 months. Such long lasting cases are due to chronic back pain. Caused by years of poor posture, improper lifting and carrying weights, excess...

Taking care of elderly and assisting them in daily life
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Taking care of elderly and assisting them in daily life

They have cared for you when you were in diapers, or when you scratched your knee. They comforted you when you cried, and held your hand when you took your first steps. How often do we get the opportunity to give back what we received? Now as your parents grow older and your grandparents have...

Guard against Monsoon Illnesses with Home Based Healthcare Tests
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Guard against Monsoon Illnesses with Home Based Healthcare Tests

Monsoon brings along a fresh zeal to every living being on this planet – from plants and animals to human beings. But with the weather offering the ideal environment for infections and diseases to spread, it is important to observe optimum hygiene to guard against various illnesses that can seriously hamper your immunity. In order...

Knee Replacement – Surgery, Recovery, & Risks
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Knee Replacement – Surgery, Recovery, & Risks

Doctors recommend knee replacement surgery to help patients get relief from pain, maintain or improve knee function and enhance their quality of life. Still, there are certain doubts people generally have as far as knee replacement surgery is concerned, which have been duly addressed herein by Dr. Sumit Mahajan (MS, DNB, M.CH, MNAMS) who heads...

HCAH set to expand operations pan India
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HCAH set to expand operations pan India

HealthCare atHOME (HCAH), India’s leading provider of technology-driven home-based medical services, is all set to expand its footprint pan India and in all metro cities in the country by the end of 2017. The company which recently tied up with Critinext, Asia’s largest e-ICU network, is open for tying up with enterprises to expand its...

Home Care for Dementia patient: How does it help?
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Home Care for Dementia patient: How does it help?

Among the silent killers, dementia deserves a special mention because its effects render it easily confused with old-age issues. These effects may actually continue for several years before manifesting themselves into something more prominent. Decoding Dementia through numbers Dementia in itself is not a disease, in fact it is a series of symptoms. These may...

Difference between arthritis and tendonitis
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Difference between arthritis and tendonitis

Can tendonitis turn into arthritis? Before we answer this question, let’s first understand what is tendonitis. It is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, which is a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. The most common places where this condition occurs is base of the thumb, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, Achilles tendon. Tendonitis...

Importance of Self – Blood Glucose monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes
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Importance of Self – Blood Glucose monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes

As per clinical guidelines from the American Diabetes Association, 2017 an average Type 2 diabetic patient should check for blood glucose daily. Whereas studies indicate that in India, average educated diabetes patient checks blood glucose approximately once in few weeks, or even lower than a month. The fact is that this frequency needs to be...

Reading Food Labels is the Key to Good Health!
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Reading Food Labels is the Key to Good Health!

Managing diabetes: Eating right is the key To effectively manage one’s diabetic condition, it’s important to eat right and monitor daily calorie intake. With increased use of packaged foods, it is vital to understand the nutritional value of food. One must take an informed decision of the purchase, by reading food labels on any processed...

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