Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sports Injury Treatment – Fast Relief and Healthy Return to Ground

Sports injuries are commonly due to overwork, direct impact, or the application of force or pressure greater than the body part can withstand. An injury that happens unexpectedly is known as an acute injury. Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups or joints. Bad technique and structural abnormalities are causes for the development of chronic injuries. 

Medical investigation of a sports injury is important, because one may be injured more seriously than we expect. Sometimes, what seems like an ankle sprain may be a bone fracture.

Common type of Sports Injuries

Almost all sports injuries are like the same, but there are important differences in between them. Below given the list of some common problems;

Sprains - Injuries to ligaments
Strains - Injuries to muscles or tendons
Tendinitis - Inflammation of tendon
Fasciitis - Inflammation of a layer of fibrous tissue covers many muscles and tendons.
Bursitis - Inflammation of the small, fluid-like sacs that cushion joints, muscles, or bones like miniature shock absorbers.
Dislocations - Often very painful and disabling, dislocations occur when bones slip out of their proper alignment in a joint.
Fractures – The break in the continuity and integrity of a bone
Contusions - Bleeding into tissues caused by direct physical injury

Method of Prevention

You can reduce the chances of sports injuries if you take the following precautions on your performance.

  • Make warm up throughout the sports event by performing slow, sustained stretches.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and helmet, pads, etc.
  • Strap or tape vulnerable joints, if necessary.
  • Try to avoid exercising at the time of high temperature, usually between 11am and 3pm.
  • Maintain good level of overall fitness.
  • Cool down after sport with smooth, sustained stretches.
  • Take adequate recovery time between sessions
  • Make regular medical checkups.

Treatments for Sports Injuries

Treatment depends on the seriousness of injury. See your orthopaedic doctor if pain persists for a couple of days. The pain is sometimes due to the fracture of bone. Physiotherapy can help to rehabilitate the injured part and exercises needed to keep strength and flexibility depending on the injury. Returning to sport after injury should be depends on the assessment and opinion of your doctor or physiotherapist.

If your injury is petty and does not require medical treatments you can treat it at home using RICE therapy.

RICE stands for:
Rest – avoid regular exercise and reduce your daily physical activity.
Ice – apply an ice pack to the affected area for 10–30 minutes. 
Compression – use elastic compression bandages to limit swelling.
Elevation – keep the injured leg, knee, arm, elbow or wrist raised above the level of the heart to reduce swelling.

Advanced Treatments
For advanced sports injury treatments, you should need to consult an experienced orthopaedic surgeon. He provides highly specialized evaluation, assessment and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system and other body parts allow you to move, work and be active like bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles and nerves. Orthopedic conditions can often successfully treated non-surgically but surgery is an important alternative.

Dr. Mohan Thadi, an experienced orthopedic surgeon practicing in Medical Trust Hospital Kochi, Kerala, India having 20 years of experience in his filed. Patients from more than 20 countries visits him for orthopaedic treatments and he is well known to them as a dedicated and energetic doctor. He offers all type of orthopaedic treatments like
 trauma management, knee replacement, arthroscopy,  elbow replacement, etc at affordable cost.

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Friday, 18 January 2013

Affordable Sports Injury Treatment in India

Sports injuries are injuries that happen when playing sports or exercising, some are from accidents. Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. Injuries are a common occurrence in professional sports and most teams have a staff of athletic trainers and close connections to the medical community.
The most common sports injuries are:
  •   Sprains and strains
  •   Knee injuries
  •   Swollen muscles
  •   Achilles tendon injuries
  •   Pain along the shin bone
  •   Fractures
  •   Dislocations.
Causes of sports injury
A sports injury is a common problem for all types of athletes.
Sports injuries can be caused by:
  •    not warming up properly before exercising
  •    using inadequate equipment
  •    pushing yourself too hard
There are two types of sports injuries:
  •  acute injuries
  •  chronic injuries
Acute injuries: It occur suddenly when playing or exercising. Sprained ankles, strained backs, and fractured hands are acute injuries.
Signs of an acute injury include:
  •   Sudden, severe pain
  •   Swelling
  •   Not being able to place weight on a leg, knee, ankle, or foot
  •   An arm, elbow, wrist, hand, or finger that is very tender
  •   Not being able to move a joint as normal
  •   Extreme leg or arm weakness
  •   A bone or joint that is visibly out of place.
Chronic injuries: It happen after you play a sport or exercise for a long time.
Signs of a chronic injury include:
  •   Pain when you play
  •   Pain when you exercise
  •   A dull ache when you rest
  •   Swelling.
Treatment for sports injuries
sports injury treatments depends on the type and severity of the injury. Most minor sports injuries can be treated using self-care techniques
such as resting the affected body part and using over-the-counter painkillers. More serious sports injuries, such as a broken bone or severely damaged cartilage, may require surgery to help repair the injury. Arthroscopic surgery has revolutionarised sports injury management. Injuries to the joint structures like cartilages, ligaments and even bone can be treated with arthroscopic surgery.
Types of arthroscopy:

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Affordable Osteoporosis Treatment in India

Osteoporosis is a kind of disease in human being, that causes bones to become fragile and brittle and very susceptible to fractures. These fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist. A fracture or broken bone can have a huge affect on your life, causing disability, pain, or loss of independence. Fractures can make it very difficult to do daily activities without help. Osteoporosis treatment exists to prevent bone lose and build strong bones. Osteoporosis is diagnosed when bone density has decreased to the point where fractures occur with mild stress.

Types of osteoporosis:

  • High turnover osteoporosis: This occurs in 5 - 20% of women, most often between the ages of 50 and 75. This is because of the    sudden postmenopausal decrease in estrogen levels, which results in a rapid depletion of calcium from the skeleton.  It is  associated with fractures of the hip, wrist, or forearm caused by falls or minor accidents.
  •  Low turnover osteoporosis: This occurs with age in everyone to some degree. The results when the process of resorption and formation of bone are no longer coordinated, and bone breakdown overcomes bone building. This affects both men and women and is primarily associated with leg and spinal fractures.

Osteoporosis Symptoms

The Osteoporosis symptom associated with osteoporotic fractures usually is pain; the location of the pain depends on the location of the fracture. Pain almost anywhere in the spine can be caused by fractures of the bones of the spine. The pain may occur suddenly or slowly over time. There may be a loss of height (as much as 6 inches) over time. The symptoms of osteoporosis in men are similar to the symptoms of osteoporosis in women.

Causes of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, when too much existing bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both. Important chemicals such as estrogen, testosterone, parathyroid hormone, and vitamin D and blood factors that affect cell growth are involved with this process. Changes in levels of any of these factors can play a role in the development of osteoporosis.

Normally osteoporosis is found in females. The factors that give raise to the development of osteoporosis are:

  •    Smoking
  •    Hereditary
  •    Early fractures
  •    Alcohol consumption
  •    Insufficient Calcium diet
  •    Lack of exercise 
Important methods for preventing osteoporosis include diet, osteoporosis exercise, and not smoking.

  •  Diet : An optimal diet for preventing or treating osteoporosis includes consuming an adequate number of protein and calories as well as optimal amounts of calcium and vitamin D, which are essential in helping to maintain proper bone formation and density.

  • osteoporosis exercise: exercise may decrease the tendency to fall due to weakness. Physical activity reduces the risk of hip fracture in older women  as a result of increased muscle strength.

  • Smoking: Stopping smoking is strongly recommended for bone health because smoking cigarettes is known to speed bone loss.
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The best osteoporosis treatments are carried out under the guidance of Dr.Mohan Thadi, experienced orthopaedic surgeon in India, has solid experience in osteoporosis treatments. Cost of osteoporosis treatments in India is very low as compared to other western countries like US, UK, UAE etc.
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