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Osteoarthritis

March 12, 2010
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Knee pain is a common problem in Asia, especially in individuals above the age of 40. The most common cause of knee pain is degenerative osteoarthritis. Women are more prone to the disease. It is characterized by mild to debilitating pain. The treatment ranges from physiotherapy, medication, injection and surgery. Once the condition is diagnosed, […]

Achilles Tendinitis (Heel Cord Pain)

March 10, 2010
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WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDINITIS? Achilles tendinitis is a syndrome of irritation of the Achilles tendon in the ankle. The Achilles tendon is the large tendon in the back of the ankle that inserts into the heel bone. When individuals overuse their Achilles tendon it becomes irritated and inflamed. This inflammation can cause pain and swelling. […]

Heel Pain (Plantar Fascilitis)

March 9, 2010
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WHAT IS HEEL PAIN (PLANTAR FASCILITIS)? Plantar fascilitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is due to inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. HOW IS HEEL PAIN (PLANTAR FASCIITIS) DIAGNOSED? […]

Knee Pain due to Osteoarthritis

March 5, 2010
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WHAT IS KNEE PAIN DUE TO OSTEOARTHRITIS? Knee pain due to osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that results in a gradual wearing away of joint cartilage. SYMPTOMS DUE TO OSTEOARTHRITIS DIAGNOSED? A common symptom is morning stiffness that decreases with use. The knee may also pop of click, or even lock up at times. WHAT […]