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?”

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip replacement is a surgical procedure of removing the diseased the femur head and neck and replacing it with an artificial prosthesis. Usually the patients considered for the total hip replacements are: Young patient Osteoarthritis of hip joint Rheumatoid arthritis Avascular necrosis Septicemia There is a progressive increase in chronic pain and difficulty inContinue reading “Total Hip Replacement”

Why should Senior Citizens Exercise?

Welcome to one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Exercise!-The fountain of youth! For the most part, when older people lose their ability to do things on their own, it is not because they have aged. More likely, it is because they have become inactive. The human body is made for movement,Continue reading “Why should Senior Citizens Exercise?”

Incontinence in Men

In childhood, girls usually develop bladder control at an earlier age than boys, and bedwetting is more common in boys. However, adult women are far more likely to experience urinary incontinence because of the anatomy of their urinary tract and the stresses caused by pregnancy and childbirth. Nevertheless, men may experience urinary incontinence as a resultContinue reading “Incontinence in Men”

Incontinence in Women

Urinary incontinence is the accidental leakage of urine. Life’s events can weaken the pelvic muscles. Things such as pregnancy, childbirth, and being overweight can do it. One in three women who have ever had a baby wet themselves. Pelvic floor muscles are just like other muscles. Exercise can make them stronger. Women with bladder control problems canContinue reading “Incontinence in Women”

Living Active at 60+

“What is Age?”   “Just a number!” It doesn’t matter whether you are 17 or seventy, if you decide to be happy, healthy and enjoy life! Bright examples of the likes of Pandit Ravishankar who, at the grand old age of 90 is still playing his Sitar so magnificently that his concerts are drawing capacityContinue reading “Living Active at 60+”

Preventing Falls in Senior Citizens

“Have you ever Slipped, Tripped or Fallen?” Falls are one of the main causes of injury in people over age 65.As we get older, we’re not as steady on our feet as we once were. On top of that, we may have health problems we did not have when we were younger. So, it’s not surprising thatContinue reading “Preventing Falls in Senior Citizens”