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How to treat periostitis

Periostitis is the inflammation of the periosteum. It is a thick, fibrous vascular membrane that covers the bones. It is comprised of an exterior coating of collagenous tissue that contains fat cells and an interior layer of fine elastic fibers. The condition causes tenderness, inflammation and swelling in one or more bones. It usually happens […]

Management of trigger finger

Trigger finger is a condition that develops when inflammation accumulates within a tendon of a finger and causes it to involuntarily flex. If serious, the affected finger is fixed in a flexed position and sometimes produces a snapping sound when forced to straighten. People performing repetitive gripping face a high risk of developing trigger finger. […]

Thumb arthritis

Thumb arthritis is common condition as the person ages which occur due to the wearing off of the cartilages from the ends of the bones that forms the joint of the thumb or the carpometacarpal joint. Thumb arthritis causes severe swelling, pain and reduced strength and range of motion which leads to difficulty in performing […]

Seniors: Medications and Falling

When it comes to taking care of senior citizens, family members, healthcare professionals and other individuals should not neglect to take Canadian first aid classes. This is because medications which can alter the vision, balance and gait are commonly prescribed to seniors in order to enhance their overall quality of life. These medications can increase […]