Tag Archive 'joints'

Osteoarthritis Pain May Be Helped With Bracing

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Wearing a brace can help people with osteoarthritis better manage their pain, the Arthritis Foundation says. The foundation mentions these possible benefits of bracing, which can improve pain and mobility: Improve stability in weakened joints. Improve distribution of weight and joint alignment. Improve joint function. Improve a person’s risk of falling, providing [...]

Prevent Gymnastics Injuries

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Gymnastics can lead to injury without some preparation. In 2007, more than 69,000 kids under age 14 were treated for gymnastics-related medical problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says. The academy suggests how to help gymnasts ward off injury: Always stretch and warm up the muscles before a workout. The gym [...]

New Drug For Gout-FDA Approves Krystexxa (Pegloticase)

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Krystexxa (pegloticase) to treat the painful condition known as gout in adults who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate conventional therapy. Gout occurs due to an excess of the bodily waste uric acid, which is eventually deposited as needle-like crystals in the joints [...]

Increased BMI Increases Joint Replacement Risk

A research team at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, conducted a prospective study evaluating the association between body mass and joint replacement risk in 32,023 healthy volunteers. The researchers found that there was a three to four fold increased risk of joint replacement in individuals with greater body weight, greater percentage fat mass and overall greater [...]