14 January 2016
Your knee will be weak and stiff when you get home from the hospital after major knee surgery. Your doctor will have you rest for several days before starting physical therapy on the knee. Once you begin, the muscles and tendons in your knee affected by the surgery will ache as you stretch them out and strengthen them. You will have some pain, but you have several ways to manage that pain so you can have a comfortable recovery at home.
30 December 2015
Foot supination is a condition that causes a person to walk on the outside of the foot, causing the foot and ankle to roll inward. This can cause poor posture, stress on joints and back pain. Fortunately, there are a few options to treat supination and improve your gait. Here are a few things you can do to begin walking without your foot and ankle rolling inward. Daily Exercises Your daily trip to the gym may actually be just what the doctor ordered to correct foot supination.
14 December 2015
If you have an elderly family member or someone with special needs, the risk of slipping and falling in the tub or shower can be especially daunting. With a walk-in bathtub, there is less chance of falling since they won't have to step up and over the lip of the tub to get in. Before you purchase a walk-in tub for your home or theirs, here are some helpful tips to make your purchasing process easier and to help ensure that you choose the right options.
29 November 2015
Heart rhythm problems usually cause the heart to beat irregularly. This can lead to fatigue, shortness of breath, and even a heart attack. Sometimes strokes can occur because blood clots can form from the blood not being pumped out of the heart correctly. This is a condition that affects lots of people, including celebrities. Read on to find out who. Dick Cheney Dick Cheney is the former vice president of the United States and has struggled with heart rhythm problems since he was 37 years old when he had his first heart attack.
9 November 2015
Eczema does not just look unattractive; it can also be itchy and painful. If you were just diagnosed with this skin condition, you may wonder how you will manage it. Although there is no no cure for eczema yet, you can still live a very normal life. Here are five helpful tips for managing eczema: 1. Manage Extreme Temperatures in Your House When you have eczema, you have to worry about extreme changes in weather even more.
26 October 2015
Recovering from a sports injury can be a frustrating time, especially as you begin to feel better. You want to be out moving and participating in your sport or exercise of choice, but your body still needs time to finish healing. Getting back in the game too soon can result in a more severe injury, but sitting on the sidelines is hard. The following tips can help you recover well and recover as quickly as possible.
13 October 2015
Whether you are a serious runner or just jog a few times a week to stay in shape, it is common to experience foot and ankle injuries. When your ankles and feet are overworked or not conditioned properly, they can start hurting. Luckily, it is possible to minimize the risk of these injuries. Here are five tips for preventing foot and ankle injuries while running: Replace Your Shoes Frequently Your shoes support your feet while you run, so it is important for them to be in good shape.