Wear-and-tear damage to cartilage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, which causes pain and restricted movements. Knees are common sites.
The body's immune system wrongly attacks joints and inflame the joint membrane. The disease can eventually destroy cartilage and bone within the joint. Favor: fibre rich food, horse gram, garlic, fenugreek, bitter gourd, greens, soya beans, tomato, radish, Regular exercise etc. Reduce: Butter, oils, dalda, fried food, ice creams, bakery items, mutton, egg yolk, tubers, groundnuts and alcohol.
Occurs when high level of uric acid accumulates in your joint as urate crystals causing sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness in joints, often on the big toe. Once thought of as a 'rich man's disease' is making a comeback due to the increased intake of foods like liver, sardines, sweetbreads, meats, shell fishes, mushrooms, alcohol etc.
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