Beware girls! Here's what high heels can do to your health

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Experts have said it time and again that there are multiple health risks attached to wearing high heels, the recent being one the chance of falling a victim to osteoarthritis.

Common mental health drug may treat arthritis

By testing the effects of lithium chloride on cartilages or connecting tissues, a team of scientists has found that it slowed the degradation associated with osteoarthritis.

Compurter-aided surgery restores mobility to 115-kg woman

Using a computer-assisted technology, orthopedic surgeons here have successfully restored mobility to a morbidly obese women.

Elderly woman cured of osteoarthritis with gold knee implant

A 59-year-old woman who was suffering from acute osteoarthritis and could not walk without a support successfully underwent a new knee implant surgery at a hospital here, doctors said on Sunday.

Poor sleep increases pain in knee osteoarthritis

Poor sleep can amplify pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) - a degenerative joint disease that causes pain and swelling of joints in the hand, hips or knee.

Vitamin D helps obese patients with bone disease

Higher levels of vitamin D may decrease pain and improve function in obese individuals with the bone disease osteoarthritis, suggests a new research.

'Painkiller' paracetamol doesn’t help against lower back pain

As per a new study, a dose of paracetamol is not enough to cure severe lower back pain.

First blood test for osteoarthritis may soon be available

 A simple blood test for the most common form of arthritis that can detect the condition several years before the onset of physical symptoms may soon be available, UK researchers say.

First blood test for chronic joint disease in the offing

 The first blood test to detect osteoarthritis (OA) - the most common form of arthritis - could soon be available as researchers have identified a biomarker linked to both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis diseases.

Scientists create cartilage from stem cells

Providing a ray of hope for arthritis patients, scientists have succeeded in producing cartilage formed from embryonic stem cells.

Marine oil supplements beneficial for post-exercise muscle damage

A new study has revealed that there may be a greater connection between mussels and muscles than previously thought.

Indian-origin scientist develops new way to treat osteoarthritis

Indian-origin researcher Tina Chowdhury from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and her team have developed a new "microcapsule" treatment delivery that can reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue.

Common knee surgery may lead to osteoarthritis

A popular knee surgery to repair meniscal tears may increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients, a new research says.

Premature babies at greater risk of future hip replacements

 Low birth weight and premature birth are linked to increased risk of osteoarthritis-related hip replacements in adulthood, says a research.

Yoga greatly helps reduce acute osteoarthritis pain

An orthopaedic surgeon has said that yoga is an effective natural remedy for osteoarthritis, which can not only reduce the pain and stiffness, but also slow the progression of the disease.

Knee surgery not needed for mild osteoarthritis

Middle-aged and older patients with mild osteoarthritis of the knee may not benefit from the procedure of arthroscopic knee surgery, says new research.

Now, a jab that can help fight against arthritis

Researchers have developed a new revolutionary procedure that could help prevent the disease ever striking in the first place.

Eating grapes reduces knee pain

Suffering from knee pain? Adding grapes to your diet can help you lessen that excruciating knee pain.

Women over 40 most affected by osteoarthritis

Women over the age of 40 are most affected by osteoarthritis and this is corroborated by the fact that they form 60 percent of the patients that undergo total knee replacement, an expert said Thursday.

Drinking milk may keep osteoarthritis at bay in women

Drinking milk may not just benefit bones or teeth, but may also keep your knees healthy as well.