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22/Jan/2022

Trigger finger is a common health issue, which occurs when you bend your finger or thumb and it catches or locks, causing pain and immobility. Trigger finger is nothing serious and curable. By following the right medication and treatment procedure, you can easily cure your trigger finger. Let’s continue reading this blog post to know the reason, cure, and symptoms of this issue to be prepared if you face the issue.

Symptoms:

Though trigger finger is not a serious issue and treatable, ignoring the issue will hurt your regular lifestyle. Following are the common symptoms of trigger fingers. If you face any of the issues, then without wasting time, visit your nearby doctor immediately.

  • Finger stiffness in the morning.
  • A little popping or clicking sound while moving the finger.
  • Tenderness or bump at the base of the affected finger.
  • The finger is catching or locking in a curved position then popping straight.

Any finger, even your thumb can be affected. Triggering in the finger is the most common and first symptom of this issue. At a time, more than one finger can be affected.

Why you should treat your trigger finger?

No matter how minor is the health issue, ignoring the issue can result in a serious one and can be disruptive to daily life. If you ignore the issue, due to your busy work life or other reason, it is clear that the problem will increase. You may need complex treatments later. Hence, if you face any of the symptoms, visit a doctor first. A trigger finger is easily curable if you visit Kolkata’s best orthopedic doctor on time. The doctor is the best one to guide you with the right treatment option. Here are the treatment options for trigger finger—

Rest:

Don’t move your finger unnecessarily when you are suffering from the issue. You have to stop doing the activity which is causing the issue.

Splints:

When you will visit your doctor, the person will give you a designed pattern to keep your finger straight. You have to follow the pattern till your finger becomes fit.

Stretching exercises:

Stretching exercises help a lot in this health issue. You can hire a hand therapist to do some exercises at home. Remember you have to be careful while doing the movements. It is better to do with a guide.

If your issue is a serious one, and you are not getting the desired results after trying the mentioned treatment options, then surgery is the only way to cure it. Joint Bone Care Hospital is a dedicated joint and pain management hospital, located in Kolkata and equipped with the latest treatment facilities.


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22/Jan/2022

The central nervous system in the human body plays a significant role in the human lifestyle. It is responsible for our speaking, hearing, thinking, and walking ability. It can be considered as a prime interstate highway in a road system. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes the nerves that are distributed all over the body.

Nerve damage is a serious issue, and it can develop several severe health issues, such as pain, weakness, numbness in your arms and legs, etc. A traumatic accident, a deep knife cut, or incidents such as a car crash can cause these issues. If you are going through any such issue, then visit the best orthopedic doctor in Kolkata immediately. And if you are thinking of maintaining your nerve health, then don’t forget to include these habits in your daily life—

Include essential vitamins and minerals in your diet:

Food plays the most significant role in maintaining your health. Including the required vitamins and minerals will help you in keeping nerve issues at bay. Vitamin B 12 is essential for better nerve health. It helps in creating new nerve cells and improves the functioning of the myelin sheath. Apart from this vitamin, an adequate amount of potassium and calcium is essential for nerve health too. If you eat a heart-healthy diet and follow a Mediterranean diet, you are doing great for your nervous system, as you are including enough minerals and vitamins into your diet. Try to avoid junk food and extra sugar.

Enjoy the Sun and outdoor activity:

If you are a sunlight lover, then it is a boon for your nerve health. People who spend more time in daylight and do outdoor activities or sports have a strong nervous system. Vitamin D helps in controlling nervous issues. Hence, get enough sunlight and try to include vitamin D enrich food in your diet, like- salmon, tuna, etc.

Doing regular exercise:

After the diet, here comes the importance of a regular exercising routine. You need not run a lot or do hard workouts, a few simple exercises or a 30-minute walk in a day will be enough to stay away from nerve-related health issues.

Hope the mentioned points will help you in achieving a better nervous system. And for any kind of serious nerve-related issue, visit Joint & Bone Care Hospital, one of the finest pain clinics in India.


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22/Jan/2022

Opting for knee replacement surgery is not a joke for anyone. Though there are several medical amenities these days, however, the recovering period is still crucial and a patient needs to be very careful throughout the entire journey. There are countless do’s and don’ts, which doctors will suggest to you, among them taking good care of your diet and medicine is the primary one. And when it comes to taking daily food and supplements after the surgery, Vitamin D supplements or Vitamin D enriched natural food options come first on the list. It plays a significant role in speeding up your recovery. To know how Vitamin D can boost your post-operation health, read on the following points—

Men over 50 and women over 40 usually suffer from bone density issues. And they cannot move their knees, waist freely and these issues end up by opting a surgery. As the deficiency of Vitamin D can cause several bone diseases, if you don’t take the right amount of vitamin D after bone surgery, then your recovery journey may affect.

Vitamin D helps the human body to absorb calcium and phosphorus from the food you are eating daily. And when you are going through knee replacement surgery recovery, then the requirement of calcium and vitamin D is essential for you. Osteoporosis patients should include vitamin D enriched food in their regular diet or they can intake supplements as well.

Including regular vitamin D supplements plays a significant role in decreasing bone turnover and increasing bone mineral density.

Patients who are suffering from osteoporosis and knee surgery are advised to take vitamin D however, before starting any medicine, talk to your doctor first. The right dose of the vitamin will help you strengthen your bone health, reduce injury risk, and decrease infection chances. Apart from that, in treating various sports injuries, vitamin D is essential. According to research, as it improves bone health, regular consumption of this vitamin will enhance sports performance too.

If you are planning to include vitamin D in your diet, then don’t forget to consult with the best orthopedic surgeon. JBCH is one of the renowned bone care clinics in India and offers top-class bone-related treatment facilities at the best rate.


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22/Jan/2022

Ligament reconstruction surgery is a crucial surgery and requires great care after the surgery. In the human body, a total of four ligaments are present. These connect the thigh and skin bone. Among the four ligaments, ACL, Anterior Cruciate Ligament plays the most vital role in stabilizing the knee. Your Knee will not work if the ACL is not in good condition. Maximum sports injuries happen when the ACL becomes weak. As a result, your knee will be unstable.

ACL tear is a common yet dangerous issue. Though a timely done surgery can solve the issue, however, the post-operation lifestyle will be a challenge for all patients. If you have done your ligament surgery recently and are worried about the consequences, then here are the things that you can expect after the surgery—

 

Will I need to wear a brace all time after the surgery?

Yes, the brace is required to keep your graft healthy. When your muscles will be strong enough to protect the graft, there will be no need of wearing the brace.

What are the risks after the surgery?

All types of surgery include a few risks. A ligament construction surgery has some risks too. There is a chance of infection however, by taking antibiotics you can reduce that. You may face nerve injury or bleeding, blood clots in the knee area. An experienced surgeon will advise the right treatment or medicine to solve these issues.

How to manage the pain?

After the surgery, having pain medicine will be essential for you to manage the pain. Always take the prescribed dose and have medicines in full stomach.

When to start physical therapy?

Physical therapy is the best way to recover from the surgery. And you can do the same when you have passed the crucial first week of the surgery. Search for a therapist before your surgery and book the appointment according to your convenience.

When to join the office and competitive sports?

Usually, it takes six months to join office jobs and nine to twelve months to competitive sports, however, it depends on the patient’s health condition significantly. A healthy lifestyle and a strict routine of physical therapy will help you recover soon.

As doing the surgery at a reliable hospital and being guided by an experienced surgeon is important, post-surgery care is equally important for all patients. Hence, never ignore your recovery period. Take the right food, do physiotherapy and visit your doctor regularly. For any joint and bone-related issue, JBCH is the best hospital in Kolkata. Associated with renowned orthopedic doctors, the clinic offers top-class treatment facilities.


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22/Jan/2022

Excess activity causes hip flexor strains. Though this type of injury is not so serious, it is very painful and limits mobility and activity. If a person knows about the causes of this injury, he can avoid it and enjoy a healthy life.

Hip Flexors – What are they?

Hip flexors are flexible muscle tissues connecting the top of the femur to the groin, hips and lower back. The primary job of hip flexors is to take the knees towards the chest and bend at the waist. If it is forced to hyperextend, overstretched or overused, it can cause injury and restrict mobility. Athletes who have to use hip flexors in sports activities are susceptible to this kind of injury. Activities such as martial arts, dancing put great strain on hip flexors. Also, regular activities like working in front of a computer for long hours can also tighten and weaken hip flexors causing injury in future.

Common Symptoms of Hip Flexor Strain

Pain in the front hip is the prime symptom of hip flexor strain. Aside from this, there are other symptoms as well related to this injury. The other symptoms of hip flexor strains are –

  • Sudden pain
  • Extreme pain while lifting the thigh towards the chest
  • Feeling pain while stretching hip muscles
  • Muscle spasms at the hip or thigh
  • Bruising or swelling at the thigh or hip area
  • Tenderness in the front hip
  • Feeling of pain when walking or running

Treatment of Hip Flexor Strain

Home remedies can treat hip flexor injury. The different modes of treatments are –

  • Rest

The person suffering from hip flexor strain should rest his affected muscles. Hip specialists also suggest the same. They also suggest changing normal activities so that muscles are not overstretched.

  • Home Therapies

Most of the hip flexor strains can be cured without invasive treatment or any prescribed medications. You can apply ice in the affected area or can also apply moist heat with icing alternately at the initial stage of the injury.

  • Exercise

Stretching can reduce the probability of future injury and minimize the muscle tension of the hip flexor. Make gentle stretches do not push too hard.

  • Severe Cases

If hip flexor strain becomes severe, you should consult a hip specialist because he can assess the further injury. Specialists can perform different tests to scan the injury. When the damage becomes extensive, you might also need surgery on the repaired muscles.

Thus, having knowledge about common symptoms of hip flexor strains helps in reducing them before they worsen.


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22/Jan/2022

Football is a very popular game across the world with a number of popular athletes. Do you know that even a seasoned athlete can encounter some common injuries in this game? Want to know some types of injuries any football player can encounter? Here are a few of them and the ways sports medicine doctors can treat those injuries…

  • Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a common sports injury and especially common in football. This injury can occur when a player bends it beyond its motion range or anytime when he rolls his ankle. Ankle sprain often takes place when the foot lands on the ground at a bad angle and twists. Ankle sprains can be of two types –high sprains and simple sprains. A simple sprain usually heals by taking a rest and applying ice twice or thrice a day. On the contrary, a high ankle sprain is a severe one for which one has to visit a sports medicine doctor for the right treatment.

  • Meniscus Tears

There are a cartilage named menisci, between shin bones and thigh. It acts as a cushion and stabilizes the knee. When a meniscusrips due to degeneration or acute trauma then a meniscus tear occurs. Meniscus tears are common in football because there is a lot of twisting and pivoting in this game. Symptoms of this illness are incapability to extend the knee, stiffness and pain. When a player faces any of these symptoms, he should immediately stop playing. Meniscus tears can heal with icing and rest, but for severe injuries, surgery is required.

  • Hamstring Strains

What is hamstring? It is the muscle running from the top of the leg to the back of the knees. It helps to move forward while running. If this muscle stretches or tears too far, then it causes sharp pain in the thighs. This is hamstring strain and when a person experiences the symptoms of this injury, he should not put weight on his leg and take as much rest as possible keeping his leg in an elevated position. Icing the inflamed place twice or thrice a day also helps in alleviating the swelling.

  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injuries

ACL injuries are one of the common injuries of the football game. These injuries vary according to their severity and they are categorized in different grades –

  • Grade 1 Sprain – ligament stretches slightly
  • Grade 2 Sprain – ligament gets loose
  • Grade 3 Sprain – ligament separates completely and become highly severe

Hence, if a person experiences symptoms of any of the above football injuries, he should consult a proficient orthopedic specialist.


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22/Jan/2022

Tennis is a popular racket sport and a good way to lead an active life. However, one of the drawbacks of this game is, it leads to several shoulder injuries due to repetitive movements. Let’s explore some common shoulder injuries in tennis and how sports medicine doctors can cure such injuries…

Shoulder Injuries Tennis Players Commonly Face

Tennis injuries are mostly because of overuse. There are three shoulder injuries that any avid tennis player can develop –

  • Shoulder Bursitis

There is a small, fluid-filled sac in every shoulder, called the bursa. Bursae help in reducing friction between bones in the joints. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it leads to shoulder bursitis. Symptoms of this disease vary by severity and type. However, it includes fever, pain, tenderness, excess warmth at the injured spot and swelling.

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

A rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles around the shoulder joint. This cuff provides multi-directional motion and stability to the joint. When the tendons develop inflammation, it causes rotator cuff tendinitis which further restricts the function and motion of the shoulders. It is usually caused by repeated overhead movements.

  • Tennis Elbow

Inflammation of tendons of the elbow and forearm muscles causes tennis elbow. It often results from improper body positioning or backhand technique. Common symptoms of tennis elbow are pain in the outside elbow and severe to moderate pain in some wrist movements.

Treatment of Shoulder Injuries

The ideal way of dealing with tennis shoulder injuries is by taking care of them as soon as the pain arises. If the injury is caused due to repetitive stress, then playing for a longer time will only increase the inflammation and make recovery more difficult and longer. Aspirin and over-the-counter medicines can give temporary relief to shoulder pains and inflammations. If the pain persists for a long time, then the player should immediately go for a sports medicine doctor.

However, knowing the symptoms of common shoulder injuries related to tennis can help address the symptoms and avoid long-term complications. Sports doctors can examine and then determine the line of treatment that can give relief from the symptoms. There is non-surgical treatment like physiotherapy or bursa injections as well as surgical ones. Doctors use state-of-the-art and most advanced procedures for delivering comfort as fast as possible.


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22/Jan/2022

There are different kinds of orthopedic injuries like an ankle sprain, shoulder dislocation, arm fracture and so on. Every injury needs its own time to recover, irrespective of its kind. Even if you are in touch with the best orthopedic specialist, the injury will not heal miraculously. However, one great mistake that people make in the process of recovery is that they rush. They intend to regain their normal condition very quickly and, in the process, make greater damage to their injury that might have healed partially. As a result of this, their recovery gets delayed and the condition further worsens.

A course of orthopedic treatment depends on the severity and type of orthopedic injury one has sustained. These factors also determine the time of the recovery period. Even physiotherapy and medicines cannot speed up the healing process. For example, a fractured bone takes around 6 to 8 weeks for healing. This span cannot be shortened to 3 weeks in spite of the best effort. Doctors usually clarify such misconceptions of patients regarding recovery. Eminent doctors generally give an overview of the entire recovery process so that patients get an idea of their healing period.

Patients should follow the advice and adhere to the recommendations of their doctor intently. If a doctor asks his patient to take a rest, he should definitely take a rest. Again, if a physiotherapist asks a person to start physical activities, he should certainly do that at a slow pace. If your injury has not healed properly and you put a strain on that part, then it will cause further damage. For instance, an ankle sprain can convert into a serious ligament tear, if you become reckless about recovery and try to quicken up the process.

The best way to heal orthopedic injuries is to follow the doctor’s advice diligently because the doctor is the only person who understands the condition of his patient the best. He makes diagnosis and conducts different examinations and then provides personalized treatment to a patient based on their problems and convenience.

Therefore, for faster recovery, patients should follow treatment plans meticulously. If there is any confusion or query, they should resolve it by consulting with the respective doctor. It is advisable not to strain the injury part without a doctor’s consultation. Recovery from any orthopedic injury needs patience, time and effort. It should take place in its natural course. One should never try to accelerate the process since it will worsen the injury.


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22/Jan/2022

Most people ignore orthopedic problems unless they get serious. By the time they realize the problem, it becomes widespread and even, chronic at times, causing significant disturbances in the quality of life. As a result, the treatment becomes extensive and even continues lifelong. That is why, fitness experts and doctors suggest routine orthopedic check-ups so that one can prevent joint and bone-related issues, which are become prevalent as a person grows old.

So, when have you last visited a bone specialist? Or, when have you taken your old parents to some orthopedic doctor? Has it been a long time back or you haven’t at all? If that is the case, then you must immediately visit some orthopedic clinic and get a checkup.

Change in Body with Age

Tumbling down at young ages might not affect you so much but, it will become a critical physical injury when you reach the age of 60s. It is because the body changes with age, implying that your capabilities and needs of orthopedic health also changes. The nutrition requirement of the body at old ages is different. In the ages of 50s and 60s, bone loss is also more common because the joints wear out and they do not function like young ages. Therefore, orthopedic structure at old age needs proper care for keeping it strong. For this, one should visit the best orthopedic specialists for regular checkups, especially when he grows older.

Here are some tips for people at an older age to keep their bones strong…

  • Maintain orthopedic health with regular checkups.
  • Identify early signs orthopedic problems and prevent their growth or stop them from occurring.
  • Prevent deformity, identify degenerative changes, prevent bone thinning and other sorts of problems related to age.

Find Some Profound Orthopedic Doctor

As people grow older and reach the age of 50s, 60s or more, they still wish to stay strong and physically able. They desire to move without any difficulty or pain. One can enjoy better mobility and fewer injuries only when he takes care of his orthopedic health from a very young age. Everyone should start taking care of their joints and bones from an early age. For this, one has to get in touch with some efficient and renowned orthopedic doctor and go for a regular checkup. Diagnosis of a problem at the initial stage and specialized treatment can heal an orthopedic health condition to a great extent. Visiting orthopedic clinic should be a part of your yearly healthcare routine.


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22/Jan/2022

Do you know that mental health and orthopedic problems are related to one another? When approaching any orthopedic doctor, it is essential to take care of mental health as well. Many people, suffering from joint-related and bone problems, go to depression because of restrictions in lifestyle choices and mobility. This is more prevalent in old people whose orthopedic issues are hard to manage, slow in recovery and often, do not have any permanent treatment. Moreover, their social circle is not adequate and this makes things worse.

Focusing on Mental Health

Any kind of arthritis and osteoporosis disease is not only a matter of physical health but also it is a psychological issue. Patients have to check their mental health for any signs of stress, depression or any other kind of mental health issues. They must take some proactive measures for mitigating such symptoms. They can even go for counselling, if required. Other members of the family of the patient are also responsible for keeping him fine. If a patient always remains down, socially isolates him or changes his feeding habit, then one should immediately get in touch with the concerned doctor.

Holistic Approaching in Curing Orthopedic Issues

Renowned and proficient doctors, besides providing treatment for the orthopedic problem, recommend the lifestyle a patient should follow to ensure his holistic improvement. They can also advise to do proper exercise and improve the diet plan. Such measures are very crucial for boosting mental health, managing its symptoms and paving the path for a healthy life. Problem with mental health commonly occurs in older people. However, young people having orthopedic problems can also from mental health issues. For instance, when an athlete gets a fracture and is asked to take some rest for a few months, he can get into depression due to his inability to play.

Get Required Help

Thus, when a person faces orthopedic issues, he should not overlook any symptoms of mental health. If the person has a depressed mind or is nervous or has changed in his appetite, then it is time to approach a counsellor for managing such symptoms. One should overlook them as ignoring such symptoms can affect the orthopedic health of the person as well as his quality of life.

Hence, it is seen that taking care of mental health is as important as treating orthopedic problems. Due to immobility in orthopedic patients, their moods remain low and they tend to go to depression.

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