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How To Prevent Knee Injuries In Teen Girls

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prevent Knee Injuries In Teen Girls

Anyone playing sports is susceptible to injury, but females are at a greater risk, especially right after puberty. When crunching the actual numbers, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in girls are more than double that in boys, but some sports can increase the chance of injury in females by as much as six times. According to Dr. Cynthia LaBella, a sports medicine specialist in Chicago, this can be attributed to the fact that girls don’t get that large surge of testosterone during puberty the way boys do. The hormone is...

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3 Foot Care Tips For Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Foot Care Tips For Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition commonly associated with diabetes, but can be attributed to other medical concerns. When your feet are affected, you need to take precautions to minimize additional damage to your feet. Regularly Check Your Feet If possible, you should engage in daily foot checks or have someone help you. Since the nerves that contribute to sensation in your feet are damaged or may not convey pain messages at all, you must visually inspect your feet. Determine a time of day that is best for your foot checks so it is easier...

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Non-Surgical Ways To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Non-Surgical Ways To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have been suffering from excruciating pain, numbness, or tingling in your hand, there is a good chance you may have carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is a common syndrome that results from pressure on a major nerve found in your wrist. This can be caused by certain illnesses or repeated use of the hands and wrist over an extended period of time. There are surgical ways to treat this condition, but your doctor might recommend trying several different non-surgical treatment options first. Here are some of the common ways doctors treat carpal...

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5 Things To Know About Using Steroids For Recovering From Surgery

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Things To Know About Using Steroids For Recovering From Surgery

When a serious shoulder or knee injury requires surgery, it’s a natural response to look for as many treatments as possible that can shorten your recovery time and make sure everything heals correctly. Steroids can play a big role in surgery recovery, but there are also risks to using these drugs for this particular purpose. Find out what’s been proven to work, how different steroids offer different functions, and why you should plan your recovery carefully. Cast Immobilization If a rotator cuff surgery or knee replacement will...

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Newly Diagnosed With Chiari Malformation? Here’s Why You Should See An Ophthalmologist

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Newly Diagnosed With Chiari Malformation? Here’s Why You Should See An Ophthalmologist

A diagnosis of Chiari malformation may have your head spinning and aching, literally and figuratively, as you realize that it may be the answer to all of the various symptoms and problems that you or your loved one has been experiencing, including vision problems. If you or your child has been diagnosed with Chiari malformation, it will be a good idea for you to see an ophthalmologist. Here’s why and what can be done. The connection between Chiari malformation and vision problems  Due to the cerebral tonsils sinking down into and...

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4 Considerations Before Adding Chiropractic Medicine To Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Strategy

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Considerations Before Adding Chiropractic Medicine To Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Strategy

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful and sometimes disabling autoimmune disease that can slowly destroy the synovial joints. You may want to consider adding chiropractic medicine to an overall treatment plan to improve disease progression and maintain physical functioning. There are ways to safely add chiropractic medicine to your treatment plan. Develop Reasonable Expectations Chiropractic medicine is not designed to cure RA. Your chiropractor’s goal is to help improve function, especially in large joints, and give you better range...

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3 Tips for Protecting Your Eyes & Contacts from Eye Makeup

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips for Protecting Your Eyes & Contacts from Eye Makeup

From an infection to a scratched cornea, you may be surprised by all the ways incorrectly applying makeup can seriously damage your eyes. Luckily, with a few simple changes to your makeup routine, it is possible to continue sporting your favorite look without putting your eyes into danger. Here are a few simple tips that can help you protect your eyes from your eye makeup routine: Keep it Clean When it comes to correctly applying eye makeup, there is one word you should always keep in mind “clean.” Keeping your hands, eye makeup...

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Chiari Decompression 101: Medication & Tips To Keep Track Of Them All

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chiari Decompression 101: Medication & Tips To Keep Track Of Them All

If you are scheduled for Chiari decompression surgery, there’s no doubt you are concerned about how you will handle the recovery. This is a major surgery to go through, and it will take at least one full month for you to feel close to normal, but it could take much longer. Fortunately, there are medications that may help you during your recovery. Here’s what you need to know. Medication You’ll Likely Be Prescribed Here are certain medications that are often prescribed for people when they undergo Chiari decompression...

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Dentistry of the Future: 5 Cutting-Edge Dental Technologies That Sound Like They’re from a Sci-Fi Story

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dentistry of the Future: 5 Cutting-Edge Dental Technologies That Sound Like They’re from a Sci-Fi Story

Dentistry has evolved over the last few decades to the point that some of the technology being developed seems like the stuff of science fiction. Dentists can now use cutting-edge technology such as laser systems, air blasters, and nanotube-infused dental implants to repair your teeth as efficiently and painlessly as possible. Here’s a quick look at some of the technology that could be used in your local dental office.  Laser-Guided Cavity Detection Lasers are one of the staples of science fiction stories, and they’re now...

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5 Teen Sports Injuries That Are Best Treated At An Urgent Care Facility

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Teen Sports Injuries That Are Best Treated At An Urgent Care Facility

When your child is injured during a sports event or complains of pain during the off season, it’s tempting to rush them to the emergency room. However, most non-life threatening sports injuries are better handled at an urgent care clinic to get you and your athlete in and out faster. Head to the urgent care clinic for these five common but not critical sports injuries. Head Injuries Concussions are serious, but they don’t immediately develop after a blow to the head. Instead of going to the emergency room and waiting hours every...

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