Author Archives: Muzammil's Orthopaedics

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Your friendly neighbourhood orthopod.

Bunions or ‘Hallux Valgus’

Your big toes hurt, you got bunions, and those strappy high heels kill you.. Seems like you got ‘Hallux Valgus‘ and your toes look like the pic below Well its mostly a combination of genetics and footwear (and a few … Continue reading

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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 Briefly: Propoxyphene, a painkiller, was linked with potentially fatal heart rhythm abnormalities and withdrawn.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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Buying a new sports shoe?

Good sports/walking/jogging shoes are an investment towards your joints so invest wisely.On the high end this is a multi-billion dollar industry with shoe names that would be more appropriate for fighter jets or lunar probes. The big brands complicate choosing … Continue reading

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Ladees and Jantermen..

Now after ‘facebook’ and ‘twitter’, muzammil’s ortho will be blogging here off and on. Stay tuned..

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