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.
24 May 2015
If you have a child that you suspect is having problems with their hearing, it is likely that your pediatrician will recommend that you visit a hearing centre or audiologist for a hearing test. What many parents do not know is that there is not usually one definitive test used to determine the level of their child's hearing capabilities. In fact, there are a range of different types of tests used for little ones when they visit an audiologist.
1 May 2015
When you walk, the way your feet hit the ground has an effect on your hips, back and knees. If your feet are not properly supported, you may experience pain in these areas. Your feet may not even hurt, but an abnormal walking gait can wreak havoc on the rest of your body. With the use of orthotics, chiropractic treatment and gentle stretching techniques, you can alleviate chronic pain and restore your body to alignment.
3 April 2015
Back pain can occur for a multitude of different reasons. In general, there are very few cases of low back pain that can be traced to a specific anatomical structure that has been affected. Instead, most cases of low back pain are simply referred to as "mechanical low back pain." However, there is one condition that can lead to back pain that is caused by an abnormality in a particular structure – piriformis syndrome.
10 March 2015
Are you in the market for sunglasses, but are confused by conflicting information? Have you heard so many myths about eyewear that you need help sorting out the facts? This look at the truth about sunglasses should help you make up your mind when deciding on your next purchase: Myth: Size does not matter Fact: When you move your head, you expose your eyes to light from all angles. Not only does it come straight from the sun, it can also bounce off reflective surfaces and go straight into your eyes.
3 March 2015
If you are near or farsighted, you might have considered either PRK or LASIK surgery to correct your vision problem. Before you decide, you should understand both the PRK procedure, as well as the LASIK procedure, as well as the differences so that you can properly choose the best surgery for you. What is PRK? Photorefractive Keratectomy, or simply PRK, is a medical procedure that is used to cure problems associated with your vision.
17 February 2015
As your parent ages and begins needing more help, he or she may agree to accept home health care services from a local agency. When this happens, you may want to actively take part in choosing a company for the services. As you do this, keep in mind the types of services your parent needs the most, and don't forget to think about other services the company may also offer.
4 February 2015
For those seniors who are active and who want to maintain their independence, independent living communities might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Below are just some of the many benefits you can enjoy by choosing an independent living community. Maintenance-Free Living Independent living communities come in several different forms. Some have individual apartments within a large building, while others are individual family homes or town homes within the overall community.
15 January 2015
If you do not have manicures very often, the process of maintaining your nails might seem like a mystery. You might even be wondering if your nails are considered "normal." The truth is that healthy fingernails should be smooth, lacking the grooves that many nails happen to possess. Nails also offer no discoloration -- not even those tiny little white flecks, which are often caused by injury to the nail. Here, you will see a few ways you can take better care of your fingernails.
14 January 2015
Toenail fungus can be an embarrassing thing to live with, but it is also something that is extremely difficult to get rid of. Many people will try numerous home remedies to eliminate the fungus, only to discover that the fungus is still there. If this sounds familiar, you may want to make an appointment with a podiatrist to see what he or she can do to help you eliminate the fungus once and for all.