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Bones & Joints
Section Editor: 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 joint is rare.
Features
Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The two most common, and most recognised forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both are chronic disease but have many differences.
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World Arthritis Day 2009
World Arthritis Day
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Symptoms indicating fibromyalgia
Friday, June 03, 2011

Fibromyalgia is characterised by body aches and pains, and tender points that are painful to the touch.
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Treating ankle sprain
Recognising appendicitis pain
Heal your heel pain
Tips to prevent joint pain
Easing muscle spasms
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Health Tips
Calcium is good for the bones
If you want to keep your bones strong and lessen the chances of a fracture, as you get older, add calcium-rich foods such as low-fat cheese and milk to your diet. Also spend some time out in the sun. Calcium also keeps teeth strong and helps the muscles contract.
Other Health Tips
How to prevent backaches?
How to walk the right way?
If you have a dislocated joint
Use ice pack, ease pain
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