That nagging pain at your shoulder, the feeling that your knee is about to give, the stiffness in your joints, the “crack” sound when you move your joint, are some of the signs of osteoarthritis (OA). This is by far the most common joint condition which occurs when the surfaces within your joint undergo wear and tear, so that the joint does not always move as smoothly as it should. Osteoarthritis (OA) can occur in both the elderly and the young- likelihood of occurrence increasing by certain predisposing factors. It is however more likely to occur in the elderly and middle- aged, 50 and above.
- There are so many people battling with neck pain or some sort of stiffness in the neck that makes it difficult to engage in certain activities at work or at home. This affects their quality of life, though they may eventually try to live with it. I personally know a working mother who cannot turn her head much to the side. This, she said, developed over a long period, and she’s still “managing” with it. There are quite a number of us who are dealing with a similar issue. Why do we overlook it and pretend it doesn’t exist? Is it because we are overburdened with work from the office or home and do not have the time to attend to it? Or we have done all we know and have had zero results?
Everyone has experienced, at some point in their life, the burden of pain that a headache or migraine can cause. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, it has been estimated that almost half of the adult population have had a headache at least once within the last year. Headaches disorders are usually characterized by recurrent headaches. They are often associated with pain, disability, reduced quality of life and financial costs. Headache disorders are a worldwide problem, affecting people of all ages, races, income levels and geographical areas. Headache disorders are under-recognized, under-reported and under-treated by appropriate healthcare providers around the world.