Posts tagged as: Orthopaedic Condition

Apr

04
2013

Recovery from Metatarsals Fracture

Ankle Pain, Hand Pain, Sports Injury     0

There are many bones in our foot and 5 of them are long bones, otherwise known as metatarsals. If you are an avid football fan, this term should not sound foreign to you. Remember just before the 2002 World Cup, the famous injury that David Beckham suffered from was a metatarsals injury, resulting in it being called the “Beckham Bone”. During a fracture, one if not some metatarsal(s) is broken, resulting in an orthopaedic condition. This is followed by pain and swelling and the inability to absorb shock and weight from the patient. The first and foremost step would beRead more


Feb

28
2013

Causes and Symptoms of Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

Back Pain     0

Spinal fractures are extremely serious injuries. They most commonly occur in the thoracic and lumbar spine and are usually caused by high impact and sudden forces exerted on the spine such as a car accident or a fall from high altitudes. Men are more vulnerable to either thoracic or lumbar spine fractures up to four times than that of women and the elderly are also at a higher risk due to their loss in bone density due to osteoporosis. Our bones have excellent compressive strength and a large amount of energy is required to fracture it. This would also meanRead more


Feb

21
2013

4 Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Back Pain     0

Relief from back pain can be obtained from simple back exercises that helps to stretch, loosen and strengthen the back muscles. Our body is designed in a way that the back muscles must work in tandem with the spinal cord and the soft tissues such as the ligaments and tendons. If there are any restriction to the movement, it will cause discomfort and pain for the patient. Back pain is an orthopaedic condition that requires special attention to be given to it. There are some good exercises that can help to provide pain relief and let’s discuss them below. MyofascialRead more


Feb

12
2013

4 Foods That Compromises Bone Health

General     0

Most of us know exactly what food to consume in order to keep our bones strong and healthy. However, there are also foods that are bad for our bone and we should reduce the intake of them. Not only do these foods prevent our bone from absorbing calcium, they also increase the risk of us getting obese. Let’s take a look at some of the foods that compromises bone health and increase the risk of orthopaedic complications. High sodium content foods High sodium content foods simply mean salty food. With the fast pace lifestyle that most of us have nowadays,Read more


Feb

07
2013

Basic First Aid for Fractured Hips

Hip Pain     0

Our hip consists of a ball and socket joint which allows excellent rotation abilities that allows the leg to bend and rotate around the pelvis. The hip is one of the most frequently used parts of our body and a sudden impact force to the femur can result in a break, commonly known as a hip fracture. Hip fracture is a serious orthopaedic condition and surgery is required to treat it. What happens when someone experiences a fractured hip? What can you do to help him out immediately? What is the basic first aid that can be carried out? Let’sRead more


Feb

05
2013

Basic First Aid for Fractured Lower Limbs

Ankle Pain, General, Sports Injury     0

Our bones have high compressive strength but poor tensile strength. This means that it can take forces acting on it in a compressive manner. However, it will crack or break if high impact forces are acted on it suddenly. Our bones also store essential minerals such as calcium and will release to the body when it detects a calcium deficit. A fracture is an orthopaedic condition that is hard to diagnose without proper radiography methods and when a fracture is suspected, it should be treated as a fracture unless otherwise diagnosed. Green stick fractures are partially broken bones and itRead more