Bones & Joints

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Dr Mathew Varghese
Head, Department of Orthopaedics, St. Stephens Hospital, New Delhi


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of chronic inflammatory arthritis that causes persistent pain, swelling, stiffness and also loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers, however involvement of joints of spinal column except uppermost cervical...


Men in their early twenties who play a lot of football are protecting themselves from brittle bone disease. Playing volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports, such as football or tennis, for four hours a week or more increases bone mass and could help prevent osteoporosis.

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To prevent backache, heavy objects must be held close to the body rather than away from it.


The two most common, and most recognised forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both are chronic disease but have many...