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The combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin is used around the world, as a powder or capsule, with the hope that it might ‘cure’ arthritis. In some countries – like in Spain – it’s even been advertised to do so.
Osteoarthritis of the joints is, next to lower back pain, the most frequent health problem an orthopaedic consultant has to treat. Osteoarthritis is usually a slow on-going process and the initial phase of this disease cannot be felt.
There are more than 100 known types of arthritis. Arthritis as such is not a disease but a symptom. It basically means inflamed joint. It can affect everyone, at any age, any gender and any race.
The Carpal Tunnel is the name for the area in the wrist on the palm-side of the hand, where nine flexor tendons for the wrist and fingers and one major nerve pass through this 'tunnel'.
This disease of the palm of the hand was first described by Mr. Baron Dupuytren in 1831. The Dupuytren's disease affects only the palm of the hand and cannot be cured.
With the increasing global prevalence of obesity, the public and health care systems need to be aware of the link between obesity and total joint arthroplasty.
Expensive and time-consuming magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often unnecessary to diagnose the cause of knee pain in patients age 40 years or older, according to an American study.