8 March 2017
Developing a hernia is painful, but having surgery to correct the issue will have you back to your regular activities before long. The severity of your hernia plays a role in the length of your recovery time, and you can expect your doctor to give you specific instructions on how much rest to take and how long to wait before you resume your everyday physical activities. You'll likely hear that vigorous exercise, for example, is critical to avoid for a certain amount of time, but you should also be aware that a handful of seemingly innocent activities may also be detrimental to your recovery.
2 July 2016
Suffering with arthritis in your knees can be debilitating, causing serious issues that impact your ability to walk. You may try to get around using a cane or walker when your knees are hurting, which can cause them to become more inflamed and painful. You may not always be able to stand the pain without having some of support despite using a cane or walker. Learn more about the benefits of using an unloader brace for your arthritic knees.
11 April 2016
If you are retired, healthy, and own your home, you may wonder why you should consider moving to a retirement community. The truth is, living in one of these communities is not about having someone there to remind you to take your medications or help you with your daily chores. That would be an assisted living type of arrangement. A retirement community is just that: a place where retired people go to live with only other retired people.
1 March 2016
If you're thinking about getting a massage to deal with sore or stiff muscles, you should be aware that a common and usually harmless side effect of being massaged is light-headedness. This feeling can occur for a number of reasons, but it's still an unpleasant effect that you'd likely rather avoid. There are ways to reduce or eliminate your chance of feeling light-headed after a massage, and they're easy to do.
4 January 2016
When your doctor diagnoses you with carpal tunnel syndrome, he or she may recommend that you visit a physiotherapist to evaluate the condition and determine your best treatment options. Although severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome may require surgery, many patients can achieve symptom relief through physiotherapy treatments. Here are a few things you should know about physiotherapy and what it can do for your carpal tunnel condition. Carpal Tunnel Basics
6 November 2015
When you lose some of your hearing, you need to find ways of dealing with the situation. By taking the opportunity to learn more about your options, you can pick the best ways to help you communicate better on a daily basis. Hearing Aid One small item that can make a huge difference is a hearing aid. This device amplifies the different sounds around you and improves the quality of sound as well.
16 September 2015
An impacted tooth, which occurs when a tooth doesn't fully grow in through the gums, can become a painful situation if infection sets in. Although wisdom teeth are the most likely culprits, any tooth can become impacted. Removal is typically done through surgery. These tips can help you navigate post-surgical care so you can heal quickly. Tip #1: Control the Bleeding Bleeding may continue for several hours after surgery, which is usually nothing to be alarmed over.
10 August 2015
Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that is often deadly if not treated early on. Though those who spend a lot of time in the sun are more likely to get melanoma, it can affect anyone. Therefore, it important that you know some important facts about this condition. You can get melanoma behind your eye -- and only your eye doctor can detect it. Melanoma is usually visible on the skin, but sometimes, it forms at the back of the eye.
14 July 2015
As a parent of an autistic child, you face many unique challenges that other parents may not. One of those challenges is trying to get your child to sit still and cooperate for a dental exam and/or cavity fillings. Some children with autism are fine with this procedure, while others are more challenging. You may even find that children on the spectrum who typically sit well for a dental exam will not sit well for dental fillings, and vice versa.
18 June 2015
If you are having any kind pain in your foot, it is highly recommended to see an orthopedist so they can make a diagnosis and recommend treatment. If you have strained the ligament that supports the arch in your foot, chances are you have plantar fasciitis. This disorder of the foot is the most common cause of heel pain. Here are four things you can try to alleviate pain caused by plantar fasciitis.