Musculoskeletal

5 potential health benefits of eating Okra

By |August 1st, 2016|

What is Okra?  I personally have never heard of it prior to trying them fried to a crisp with a light batter like zucchini … but Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern United States, parts […]

Are you suffering from lower back pain?

By |June 3rd, 2016|

Back pain and pain in legs are one of the most major chief complaints during doctor visits.  Lower back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs.  Depending on the cause, low back pain can cause […]

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Does acetaminophen (Tylenol) really help for arthritis pain?

By |May 18th, 2016|

Importance
Acetaminophen and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the frequently used for osteoarthritis pain.
Aim
Researchers aimed to assess the effectiveness of different doses and variants of NSAIDs on osteoarthritis pain
Results/conclusion
Based on the results of this study, authors state:
“We see no […]

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How safe are NSAIDs (ibuprofen) actually?

By |May 4th, 2016|

Importance
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been widely used in clinical practice for a long time. Although these drugs have several major risk factors, they are currently being used very frequently world wide for the treatment of pain, […]

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Could the Mediterranean diet be a risk for fractures?

By |May 3rd, 2016|

Importance
The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be beneficial for several health factors.  Whether it has any association with fractures is not known.
Aim
To assess whether diet has any affect on fracture risk in postmenopausal women.
Results
Those who ate a […]

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Can you read a man by his finger length?

By |March 10th, 2016|

Study finds link between relative lengths of index and ring fingers in men and behaviour towards women

Men, take a look at your right hand.  Is your index finger shorter than your ring finger?

The ratio of these digits’ lengths […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – its basic symptoms and key treatments

By |February 24th, 2016|

Importance
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, which means that our immune system attacks its own body, by assuming and treating its own tissues as strange attackers. One to two percent of the world populations suffer from this […]

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Does exercise help improve lower back pain symptoms?

By |February 9th, 2016|

Back pain and pain in legs are one of the most major chief complaints during doctor visits.  Lower back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs.  Depending on the cause, low back pain can cause […]

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Could cholesterol levels predict your risk for tendon injury?

By |December 13th, 2015|

High cholesterol has been linked to many diseases. Whether the lipid profile is linked to tendon health is not established.
Aim
To assess whether cholesterol levels are associated with abnormal tendon health or the presence of tendon pain.
Results/Conclusion
Altered tendon strucutre […]

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Does early physical therapy help with lower back pain?

By |December 10th, 2015|

Lower back pain (LBP) is very common.
Aim
To assess whether early physical therapy is more effective for LBP.
Results/Conclusion
Early physical therapy resulted in improvement in disability, among adults with recent-onset LBP.
“… but the improvement was modest and did not achieve […]