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How to Treat Foot Drop?

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 by Hunaid German

Foot drop or drop foot is not a ailment in itself but a sign of underlying nerve damage, muscle damage or skeletal and anatomical abnormality. People suffering from foot drop have difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. The front portion of the foot drags on the ground which makes walking difficult and increases the risk of accidental falls. Foot drop can be both temporary and permanent.

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Posted in AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthosis)

TENS Units

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

There are numerous ways to alleviate discomfort associated with pain. Through the use of NSAIDs or heat and ice packs, many of our aches and pains can be solved. One unique way of dealing with pain is through the use of a TENS unit. By using electrical impulses to affected areas, we can seek pain relief in a non-medicinal manner. These units are simple to use and are battery-operated.

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Posted in TENS and EMS

Cold Therapy Systems

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Cold therapy or cryotherapy is used to treat acute injuries to your musculoskeletal system. Anyone who has experienced a sprained ankle or wrist has heard the phrase “put some ice on it.” Applying cold or ice therapy to an acute injury can help shorten recovery time and potentially minimize pain.

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Posted in Hot/Cold Therapy Systems

How to Use TENS and EMS Units for Pain Management & Muscle Stimulation?

Posted on Jul 07, 2018 by Hunaid German

TENS is a small, portable and battery-operated machine which is worn on the body. TENS machines send small electronic stimulating pulses across the skin surface and along the nerve strands. This help to ease pain especially in people suffering from painful conditions such as back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, ankle and foot pain, multiple sclerosis and sciatica.

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Posted in TENS and EMS

Using the Carpal Solution Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

For anyone that uses a computer mouse, keyboard, or is an avid gamer the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome can be debilitating at times.The use of a carpal tunnel brace can markedly improve the symptoms of this syndrome and Carpal Solution offers a simple and easy to use wrist brace to be worn during sleep. This home based, carpal solution therapy is dependable and effective.

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Posted in Precuts And Preformed Splints

Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Everyone has at one time or another felt sad, blue, or anxious over some event in their life. While these emotions are valid, Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD) is a completely different animal. These are emotions that can negatively affect our everyday functioning as well as our quality of life.

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Posted in Rehabilitation & Therapy

Does Bed Elevation Help in Controlling Acid Reflux?

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

We all know someone who may suffer from acid reflux or heartburn, but when it interferes with a great night sleep it now has the potential to start affecting us during the daytime which can lead to poor performances at work and even drowsiness behind the wheel of a car. With research into medications for acid reflux pointing to negative effects of long-term use.

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Posted in Rehabilitation & Therapy

Support for Caregivers: Preventing Caregiver Burnout and Stress

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Caring for another person is not only a stressful job, but can lead to unwanted physical and mental symptoms for the caregiver themselves. What is caregiver burnout? Caregiver burnout (a.k.a. caregiver stress or syndrome) is a term used by many healthcare professionals to describe a stressful job that can lead to physical and mental fatigue but is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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Posted in Rehabilitation & Therapy Patient Care

Going to the Beach or Swimming Pool This Summer? Check Out These 18 Beach Trip Hacks!

Posted on Apr 23, 2018 by Hunaid German

Trips to the beaches, swimming pools, and water parks can be immense fun, especially in summers. Not only it helps beat the summer heat but also presents an opportunity to make priceless memories with friends and family.

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Posted in Swimwear Gift Ideas Rehabilitation & Therapy

How to Treat Frozen Shoulder

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 by Hunaid German

Frozen shoulder is more likely to occur in people who have diabetes or had prolonged immobility or reduced mobility of the shoulder for a long period, such as after surgery, stroke or an arm injury.

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Posted in Arm and Shoulder Frozen Shoulder

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