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Top 5 Joint Protection Strategies For Arthritis
Joint protection is a type of training for anyone with arthritis and other conditions which cause painful and swollen joints. Those with arthritis should be trained on joint protection strategies to lessen the pressure and burden on painful and weak joints. While joint protection does not entail placing yourself in a cocoon of bubble wrap, it is not a...
Heterochromia - Having two different colored eyes
Did you know that it is possible to have two different colored eyes? Just under 200,000 people in the United States have a rare condition known as heterochromia, which can cause color variations of the hair, skin, and eyes. In this article, I'll review everything you need to know about heterochromia! What is heterochromia? The name of heterochromia is derived from the...
Demystifying the Rotator Cuff - What You Need To Know
The rotator cuff is a term that a lot of people have heard of. What the rotator cuff does, most people can figure out, is it rotates the shoulder. However, what the rotator cuff is remains a widespread mystery. Of all of the shoulder pain patients that I have seen, by far their most common injuries are to the...
The Top 5 Treatments For Hand-Related Diagnoses
You don't realize how integral your hands are until they are injured. Pain and inflammation associated with injuries and overuse of the hand have the potential to bring your day to a grinding halt. With this in mind, occupational and physical therapists use a variety of hand treatments to reduce pain, inflammation, and sensation changes. They also promote appropriate...
Signs of Physical and Emotional Trauma (and How To Address Them)
We all know the toll traumatic, catastrophic events have on life. Trauma also comes in the form of recurring and persistent experiences. This includes living in areas with high crime, chronic illness, homelessness, bullying, neglect, abuse, and more. Because trauma has many forms and looks different in each person, it is hard to describe a specific presentation. Some people come...
Polarized Sunglasses - What Are the Real Benefits?
Do you feel that? It's heating up outside. You know what that means - summertime is almost here! Time to grill out, go to the pool, escape on vacation, and simply enjoy the great outdoors. No matter what you do this summer, I highly recommend you protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays. With this in mind,...
10 Basic First Aid Practices That Can Save Lives
Basic first aid is something everyone should know at least a little bit about. Whether you’re becoming a nurse, or just want to know enough to be helpful until professional help arrives, having an idea of how to handle emergency situations is extremely helpful. It can even help save a life if you know what you’re doing. This doesn’t...
Apple Cider Vinegar - Facts, Fiction, and the Food
In just about every pantry shelf, probably somewhere near the back, is a bottle of apple cider vinegar. This tart vinegary solution has been around for a very long time, and depending on who you ask, seems to be able to cure almost any ailment. In the media, it is hailed as able to lower blood sugar, prevent heart...
5 Essential Alzheimer’s Resources For Caregivers
Recent data from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that almost eleven million people in America are caregivers for family members who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. They estimate that this group of volunteers donates almost eighteen billion hours of health care every year. This amounts to nearly $220 billion in labor that goes unpaid and does not include the lost...
Everything You Need To Know About Ankle Sprains
An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries out there. But how many of you actually know what it is? In this article, I'll highlight everything you need to know about ankle sprains, including grading, diagnosing, treating, and rehabbing. What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one of your body's ligaments. Ligaments are rope-like...