Bone, Joint and Muscle Disorders


Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by a sudden flare of severe pain and swelling, especially of the big toe, and in joints such as the hips, wrists, ankles, elbows and knees. Learn what causes gout and how to prevent it.
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Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease in Canada. It affects 1 out of 10 Canadian adults, and its prevalence increases with age. Find out how to prevent or limit wear and tear on your joints and ease the joint pain of osteoarthritis.
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After the age of 50 years old, 1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 8 men will get osteoporosis, also known as “brittle bone disease.” Learn how to take care of your bones and prevent falls now so that you can avoid osteoporosis fractures in the future.
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