Monthly Archives: December 2010

I want my Vitamin D!

Orthopods (like yours truly) frequently advise vitamin D supplements with calcium for healthy bones. However I bet you didn’t know this is turning to be one useful vitamin! Vitamin D may help treat chronic pain in women (may not work … Continue reading

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How 2010 was important for your health..

Midnight of 31st December will ring in 2011 amid much revelry. The bygone year however left much to ponder in medicine. Briefly: Propoxyphene, a painkiller, was linked with potentially fatal heart rhythm abnormalities and withdrawn. Drugs like Algaphan, Diagesic, Distalgesic, … Continue reading

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Joint Injections in Osteoarthritis

Did you know? Steroid injection into the knee provides relief for 1 week on average. 3,5 or up to 7 ‘Hyalgan’ or ‘Synvisc’ injections given into the knee at weekly intervals act like oil in a rusty joint and ease … Continue reading

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Managing your Osteoarthritis: Its easy!

Disclaimer first: Don’t treat yourself. See your doctor (that would be me) to rule out anything more serious. All interventions assume there are no cardiac or other serious conditions. Remember: Osteoarthritis damage is NOT reversible by any medicine here or … Continue reading

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