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Having pain in the deep tissues of the ball of the foot is often referred to as having a stone bruise. This condition is called a stone bruise because the pain actually feels like you are stepping on a stone or a pebble each time you stand or walk. However, this type of pain can also occur if you have a condition known as metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia and having a stone bruise may feel similar, but these are some ways the two conditions differ. Read More»
If you’ve recently injured your shoulder or arm, you could’ve developed adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is a condition where your shoulder joint becomes limited in its movement. Ideally, the shoulder joint should move smoothly as a ball-and-socket joint; if you have frozen shoulder, however, then you cannot move this joint smoothly because of thick, inflamed connective tissue. Take a look at how to treat this issue and why a physical therapist is vital for your recovery. Read More»
Many patients are referred to physical therapists by their doctors following an accident or surgery. Some patients are sent to physical therapy to deal with chronic pain. Each patient’s physical therapy will be different, depending on the conditions they face. However, there are four things all patients can expect from physical therapy:
1. You will be asked questions about your symptoms
Your physical therapist needs to know why you’ve come to see them. Read More»
With coronavirus becoming a common concern keeping many people at home, you may wonder if you still need to get your regular doctor’s appointments. These appointments are important, but are they something you should still be concerned with?
Breast cancer screenings are important, especially now. Here are a few things you need to know about screenings in the midst of COVID-19.
Breast Cancer Screenings Require Mammograms
There is not a surefire way to screen for breast cancer without a mammogram. Read More»
CPAP machines are widely known as one of the most common treatments for sleep apnea. However, they are not the only option. There are also dental appliances and medications you can rely on. If your doctor has recommended CPAP or you are considering it yourself, it is therefore important to consider the pros and cons of using CPAP for sleep apnea treatment.
Pro: CPAP is common and well-researched.
Some sleep apnea treatments are newer, not as well researched, and therefore more likely to cause side effects you and your doctor may not expect. Read More»
Almost everyone wants to be in better physical shape. Physical fitness allows you to look and feel better, which can boost your confidence in all areas of life. If you haven’t worked out for a while, you may be unsure how to get back into it. A workout app can give you the motivation you need, and a mini trampoline app could be right up your alley. Here are three reasons to try a mini trampoline workout app. Read More»
Public opinion is rapidly coming around on the subject of hemp. Hemp is a plant that is closely related to cannabis. Although it lacks the psychoactive compounds present in marijuana, hemp contains many other cannabinoids that treat both physical and mental conditions. Cannabidiol is one of the hemp compounds most frequently used to promote good health.
Many natural health products are crafted using CBD as an active ingredient. If you’re new to the medicinal use of hemp, you may not know which product to try first. Read More»
Although COVID has decreased the school, camp, and sports activities, your children can still bring home head lice. Lice can actually spread by sharing clothing, hats, towels, combs, and other personal items with an infected individual. Lice can cause itchiness and sores on the scalp, so it’s important to properly remove and eradicate these pests. If you notice that your child has lice, here are three ways to treat the issue. Read More»
If you have surgery, or if you develop a painful injury, you will have a few different pain relief options. There are over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen, herbal options like CBD, and opiates. Many doctors prescribe opiate pain relievers, like hydrocodone and codeine, for patients in pain. But should you take these opiate pain relievers? That depends. Take a look at these pros and cons when making your decision.
Pro: Opiates are quite effective in almost all patients. Read More»
Hearing aids are fairly tough and secure tools that rarely need a lot of upkeep or upgrades to keep them strong. However, there may be a time when it is necessary to manage ear wax problems. This issue is common with hearing aids and may become a real concern if not properly managed. Thankfully, a high-quality maintenance and cleaning should help out a lot here.
Ear Wax Problems Affect Hearing Aid Operation Read More»