Keeping Our Bodies Healthy

6 Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease causes a slow decline in memory and is more likely to affect older adults. Although there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are different treatments that can slow the progression of the disease. Recognizing the signs of this condition can help your family member get treatment sooner. Here are some common signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Memory Loss As a person gets older, it is usually not a cause for concern if he or she occasionally forgets an appointment or where the car keys are. Read More»

How Is Having a Stone Bruise Different from Having Metatarsalgia?

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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»

Pain In Your Shoulder? How A Physical Therapist Can Help Frozen Shoulder Issues

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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»

What Can Patients Expect From Physical Therapy?

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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»

Breast Cancer Screenings Are Important, Even Now

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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»