Bone, Muscle & Joint
April 4, 2016

What’s causing your wrist pain?

Struggling with wrist pain? Whether you're a keen tennis player or golfer, spend hours behind your computer or often knit jerseys for your children; any of these could be causing your problem. Your wrist is a complex joint, made up of eight small carpal bones and two long forearm bones. Let's have a look at what could be causing your wrist pain: a) Injuries and overuse: sprains and strains, especially from tennis, golf, bowling, gymnastics fractures, especially from falling on an outstretched hand repetitive stress: from repetitive movements for hours on end e.g. knitting, haircutting De Quervain's tenosynovitis, which causes…
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Bone, Muscle & JointGout
January 23, 2015

What is gout?

Gout is a kind of arthritis in which crystals of sodium urate produced by your body forms inside joints. You may suffer attacks of sudden burning pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint, and these attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Left unattended over time, gout attacks can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Gout is most common in men, and the joint usually affected is usually a big toe. (more…)
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