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Treating Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Treating osteoarthritis of the knee depends greatly on the stage of the condition. There are five stages of osteoarthritis ranging from no signs or symptoms to severe.

Stage 0 – This is a normal, healthy knee that needs no treatment.

Stage 1 – Predisposition to osteoarthritis
At this stage, you may be beginning to experience some early symptoms such as soreness or swelling after exercise and you most likely have a family history of osteoarthritis or have had surgery on your knee to move cartilage or the menisci which increases your risk or osteoarthritis. The focus of this stage of treatment is prevention, mainly in the form of strength and stability training of the knee and glucosamine supplements.

Stage 2 – MildStage
At this stage, you will begin to experience symptoms of osteoarthritis including pain after long periods of exercise, and stiffness and tenderness when bending or kneeling. Treatment for mild stage osteoarthritis includes:
•    Low impact cardio including cycling, swim…

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

If you have ever suffered a knee injury, you know just how painful such a small area can be. Imagine if you were to experience that pain every day? Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common condition that can cause severe daily pain. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent and mange this chronic pain condition.

What is osteoarthritis of the knee?
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a degenerative condition that occurs when the cartilage in the knee joint wears away. This wearing away of the protective cartilage causes the bones (femur and tibia) to rub together, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and lack of movement in the joint.

Osteoarthritis of the knee can be caused by a number of factors including:
•    Age (general wear and tear on your joints)
•    Family history
•    Weight (carrying extra weight places pressure on your joints and has a similar effect to age)
•    Gender (women are more likely to suffer from arthritis than men)
•    Repetitive stress injuries to the knee
•    Illness
•  …

Healing Knee Injuries: Few Helpful Exercises

Knee is one of our most crucial body parts. It plays an important part in our overall body fitness. That is the reason Knee injuries are usually of grave concern as knee injuries have the potential to significantly impair an individual’s mobility or put in plain words- ability to walk or run.

But, knee injuries are not only the culprit that makes the knee inactive or defective. There are various systemic conditions, specifically few bone diseases like arthritis(osteoarthritis) that also significantly affects the knee joint. However, irrespective of the reason causing knee defects/injuries, exercises play a vital role in the healing process. In fact, Exercises play much more important role than medications in fast recovery from the knee injuries and disorders. In this article, though, we will focus on few extremely helpful exercises that facilitates the fast recovery process from knee injuries. But, before diving further deep into the topic, let’s get ourselves acquainted with knee in…

Coping with Pain using Music


Fibromyalgia is a Condition of Cerebral Dysfunction

In the first part of fibromyalgia we examine the evolution of the disease of understanding that thought it was an affective or psychiatric disorder to various forms of muscular disease to a peripheral nerve disorder and then large Circle to brain dysfunction. Although the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia have been available for two decades, there is a definitive diagnostic test or a consensus as to its etiology.

In the second part, we will examine some evidence to suggest that fibromyalgia is a condition of cerebral dysfunction. Ultimately, the second part aims to identify and characterize the abnormal functioning of the various regions of the brain that have been reported in the recent literature on neuroscience and suggest possible natural approaches to correct these dysfunctions. This represents a major advance in the treatment of fibromyalgia, it is an attempt to identify the specific dysfunction first and then restore the normal functioning of the brain. The treatment of Fib…