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What Is Viscosupplementation & How Does It Help Osteoarthritis

Viscosupplementation is an effective non-surgical treatment. In this treatment, the patient receives a course of injections into the joint to reduce pain. Orthopedic injectables, also known as viscosupplements, are usually made from hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in synovial fluid. The treatment aims to mimic synovial fluid to effectively stop the joint bones from grinding against each other. These injectables are suitable for patients at any stage and can even help to prevent furth ... READ MORE

What Is Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)? Causes and Treatment Review

Osteoarthritis, more commonly known as arthritis, is a common condition where the natural cushioning between the joints wears away. Synovial fluid stops the bones of the joints from rubbing against each other. When this natural substance wears away, the rubbing of the bones of the joints starts to wear the cartilage out and can result in swelling, stiffness, pain, decreased range of movement, and sometimes even the formation of bone spurs.   What causes osteoarthritis? Numerous factors ... READ MORE

Botox For Cervical Dystonia: Dysport, Xeomin and Myobloc Reviewed

Botox injections are a popular option to treat cervical dystonia. Botox is used because it contains botulinum toxin. Medical professionals around the world use similar products as well like Xeomin, Dysport and Myobloc. Botulinum Toxin (BT) Therapy The first study demonstrating the efficacy of BT type A in cervical dystonia was published in 1986. Subsequent studies have confirmed its efficacy and safety for multiple forms of dystonia, apart from CD. Denervation of the affected muscle usi ... READ MORE

What Is Cervical Dystonia, A Quick Refresher

What is Cervical Dystonia? Dystonia refers to a sustained, involuntary muscle contraction that causes abnormal movements. Cervical dystonia (CD), also known as spasmodic torticollis, is the most common form of focal dystonia. Patients may exhibit sustained or jerky movements of the cervical musculature and awkward posturing of the head, neck, and shoulders. CD is more prevalent in women and more than 70% of known cases occurs between the fourth and sixth decades of life, peaking in the fifth ... READ MORE

Treat Various Types Of Acne Scars With Dermal Fillers

Acne is a dreaded cosmetic defect that can cause low self esteem, not only among teens, but also among adults with or without underlying medical condition such as hormonal imbalances. Even if a number of treatment modalities can totally cure acne in some fortunate individuals, acne scars can be a challenge to treat. None of the available options can eradicate deep acne scars, but physicians are showing increasing interest in using dermal fillers for these facial defects. Dermal fillers or soft ... READ MORE

Younger Weight Loss Surgery Better for Knee Pain

Since excess weight can wreak havoc on the knees, it is not surprising to discover weight loss surgery can help reduce knee pain. Now researchers have learned that when it comes to knee osteoarthritis, weight loss is better earlier than later. Obesity's Impact on Knee Health Obesity is the top preventable risk factor for osteoarthritis, partly from the physical impact of this extra load on the joints but also from fat cells triggering inflammation, scientists have demonstrated. Strain on ... READ MORE

Crespine Gel Plus Side Effects

Crespine Gel Plus is a viscosupplement used to treat osteoarthritis. It is often used on the knee and hip in order to improve joint function and relieve pain. Reports on side effects resulting from treatment with Crespine are rare. In fact, a recent study published on the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health by Khaldoon Bashaireh (See study), concluded side effects from therapy with Crespine were of a minor nature and short lived. Common side effects   Temporary e ... READ MORE

Is Sensory Deprivation the Key to Stroke Recovery?

A stroke can be devastating and patients may face a long road to recovery. Gradually, rehabilitation can help patients recover some or all of their movement, but anything that can help speed up the process would be an improvement to patient wellbeing. The brain's plasticity allows recovery, and as stroke research continues, scientists may have just discovered the key to improving recovery time: sensory deprivation. The Stroke Sensory Deprivation Study For their study, researchers at Was ... READ MORE

Anti-aging: Researchers Discover Structure of Key Hormone

The search for the fountain of youth has lasted millennia, but scientists are now one step closer to finding the secret. Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have discovered the molecular structure of a key anti-aging hormone, providing insight into how it helps slow aging and overturning previous ideas about what exactly keeps aging from accelerating. What Scientists Previously Thought About Aging In the late 1990s, researchers genetically-manipulated mice to lack either the α-Klotho p ... READ MORE

How Botox Can Help Heart Patients, as Heart Failure Rises

Sometimes it seems Botox is a wonder drug, from its humble origins treating eye spasms to its famous wrinkle-relaxing abilities. As researchers continue to find new uses for botulinum toxins, including treating migraines and excessive sweating, they have discovered a new Botox application cardiologists may be interested in: atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm, triggered by disorganized electrical impulses causing irregular heart muscle contractions. Given the re ... READ MORE

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