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Treatment Options For Excessive Tearing (Including Surgery)
Do your eyes tear up all the time, to the point where it's annoying or even embarrassing? Excessive tearing in the medical world is known as epiphora. Chronic tearing can cause a social problem where you need to constantly have tissues on hand because tears are always running down your face. In this article, I'll review the main causes of...
5 Types of Arthritis and How To Manage Each One
“It’s my arthritis. It makes me hurt all over!” Remember hearing your grandparents, or someone of that generation complains about arthritis aches? They may have said, “this is what happens when you get older,” or “getting old is not for sissies!” Most people are unaware that there are several different types of arthritis. Each type of arthritis has different symptoms and...
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...
Foods That Do the Most Damage To Your Teeth
Did you know you might be eating bad food for your teeth without even realizing it? You probably know that sugary treats are some of the worst foods for oral health. However, there are plenty of other damaging foods that can cause a variety of dental issues. You don't have to completely stop eating the foods that are bad for...
4 Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Macular Degeneration
Do you have a friend or family member with macular degeneration? Did you recently find out you're at an increased risk for macular degeneration through at home genetic testing? Do you want to do everything in your power to reduce your risk for this disease? In this article, I'll discuss what macular degeneration is as well as review 4...
Nervous About Getting Dentures? Here Are 5 Reasons Not To Be!
If you’re nervous about getting dentures, you shouldn’t be. There are many more options for dentures today than there were in the past, and if you are nervous, it might due to some misconceptions you have of dentures. By talking with your dentist and doing a little research, you will soon find that the benefits of dentures far outweigh...
Eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelid)
Are you interested in learning about droopy eyelids, otherwise known as eyelid ptosis? Truth be told, this condition can cause your upper eyelid to block the vision in one or both of your eyes. Unfortunately, this can create a problem when you try to read, drive, or watch TV. In this article, Dr. Paul Johnson talks all about eyelid ptosis, including causes, symptoms,...
Do you or someone you know have shoulder pain? Have you had shoulder treatment that hasn’t worked in the past? Was your pain labeled as having something like a rotator cuff tear or shoulder impingement? As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I am here to say that while you might have shoulder pain, your shoulder might not be the...
Understanding Medicare Coverage For Eyes and Vision
The risk for vision loss or developing optical impairments as you age becomes much greater. To maintain healthy vision and prevent vision problems from occurring later in life, it’s important to be proactive. Having routine eye exams once every couple of years, or as often as your healthcare professional recommends, is key to maintaining the most optimal vision health possible....
Are you interested in learning about the difference between an ectropion and entropion? Truth be told, both are conditions that almost always affect the lower eyelids, but can at times affect the upper eyelids too. In this article, Dr. Paul Johnson highlights the difference between an ectropion and entropion, including causes, symptoms, and surgical repair. https://youtu.be/pBlJ3Izs0gc Ectropion vs entropion The difference between an...