Archive | November, 2015

What causes finger arthritis?

Once the joints in the fingers start to hurt, it can limit the ability of the individual to perform daily activities whether at home or at work. It is important to note that arthritis is characterized by swelling, redness and joint pain due to the inflammation. When it comes to osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis, it […]

What are the foods that trigger flare-ups of arthritis?

For many years, it was believed that the diet could not help manage arthritis. Based on the recent studies conducted, it was revealed that this inflammatory condition can be managed or even worsened by diet. There are certain foods that can trigger issues for individuals who have arthritis which generates sore swelling of the joints. […]

How to manage avulsion fractures

Avulsion fractures develop once a tendon or ligament attached to a bone partly detaches and drags along a bone fragment. This type of fracture typically occurs due to forceful muscular contractions. Among children, avulsion fractures are quite common in areas of bone that are made up of cartilage. Avulsion fractures are not usually complicated and […]

Management of greenstick fractures of the wrist

Greenstick fractures are exclusive to children and considered as the most common form of fracture in the age group. The fractures that occur on children are different from adults due to the anatomical and physiological variances in the developing skeleton. Remember that the bones of children are softer and more porous than the adults, thus […]

Close look on overuse injuries

There are two main forms of injures – acute and overuse injuries. When it comes to acute injuries, they are usually the result of a traumatic event such as shoulder dislocations, wrist fractures, ankle sprains and hamstring strains. As for overuse injuries, they are common in various types of sports and usually subtle and develop […]

Can plums trigger an allergic reaction?

There are reported cases of deaths among individuals who suffer from food allergies. The usual foods that are known to trigger allergies include milk, soy, eggs, wheat, shellfish, peanuts, fish and tree nuts. An individual might be allergic to other foods as well including plums. If an individual is highly sensitive or allergic to plums, […]

What to do for allergy to live chickens?

Just like with other animals, chickens are capable of triggering allergic reactions in some individuals. Always bear in mind that the saliva, urine and skin cells of feathered animals can instigate symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes and rashes. The excrement of chickens can also trigger allergic reactions in some highly sensitive individuals. Additionally, […]