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.
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.
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.