A positive way to transition into menopause

Menopause is a hallmark of a woman’s biological ageing. But there are a lot of changes happening before it sets in.The menopausal transition is accompanied by vasomotor symptoms such as weight gain, decrease in bone density, change in mood etc.Reduction in basal metabolic rate and decrease in lean body mass contributes to weight gain andContinue reading “A positive way to transition into menopause”

Muscle fever: A positive sign after exercise!

Muscle fever A.K.A Delayed onset muscle soreness (D.O.M.S) is a response of the muscle to an unaccustomed exercise. Sometimes it is mistaken as a muscle strain. D.O.M.S happens due to temporary inflammation or damage to muscle fibres when it is loaded. The muscle soreness starts a day after your workout and usually peaks at 48Continue reading “Muscle fever: A positive sign after exercise!”

Exercise: Key to your mental health!

“Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health!”-Gail Porter. Exercise ensures successful brain functioning. There is a long history of how our ancestors knew the importance of fitness and maintaining an active lifestyle. Some studies suggest that this relationship is a part of the evolutionary process as physical activity is associated withContinue reading “Exercise: Key to your mental health!”

Prehab : A plan to improve your surgical outcomes !

Rehabilitation is an integral part of the course of treatment following surgery. But did you ever consider a prehabilitation before surgery?Prehabilitation a.k.a prehab simply implies physical therapy before undergoing surgery.Why do I need to go for physical therapy if a surgery is anyway scheduled and rehab is planned later?So, here is a scenario, you getContinue reading “Prehab : A plan to improve your surgical outcomes !”

You are not your M.R.I!

Ouch ! that joint hurts. The first thought comes to anyone is should I get some imaging done to see whats going on? Patients are hesitant to start physical therapy before they get their M.R.I report. And some are anxious when the doctor tells them about findings in the report. The most common terms seenContinue reading “You are not your M.R.I!”

Telehealth: a new revolution.

      Covid-19 has changed our perception of everything.  A new revolution is happening in healthcare: Telehealth. So what is a Telehealth? Telehealth is a live one on one call with your healthcare provider via telephone or a video call. As the clinics closed and elective surgeries got postponed the whole patient care systemContinue reading “Telehealth: a new revolution.”

Trigger finger: What to do?

Have you ever experienced a snapping in one of the fingers, difficulty in quickly opening the fist or you have to manually open the fingers to extend them? The reason may be a Trigger finger. Our fingers can move freely due to a pulley system that runs along with each digit of our hand. When thereContinue reading “Trigger finger: What to do?”

We’re Back!

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” (Neeraja) I always wondered what uncertainty felt like. Just a few months ago I was in the Maldives and then in India with my family enjoying every bit of my time. We came back to New YorkContinue reading “We’re Back!”

Exercises to Conceive Better

Antenatal exercises is now a days talk of the town, but very few people promote the importance of fitness before the conception.The fitness levels before you conceive will determine the outcome of the pregnancy and also the exercises which you can continue throughout the pregnancy. Working out before you plan for a baby will help youContinue reading “Exercises to Conceive Better”

Total Hip Replacement – Precautions

Total Hip Replacement(T.H.R) is a surgical procedure of removing the diseased hip joint and replacing it with an artificial one. Usually the patients considered for T.H.R are Young patient Osteoarthritis of hip joint Rheumatoid Arthritis Avascular Necrosis Septicemia There is a progressive increase in chronic pain and difficulty in walking, stair climbing and rising fromaContinue reading “Total Hip Replacement – Precautions”