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All About Heel Spurs

A heel spur is a calcium deposit which causes a bony bump on the underside of the heel bone. On an X-ray, a heel spur can extend forward by as much as a half-inch. Without visible X-ray evidence, the condition is sometimes known as Heel Spur Syndrome. Usually heel spurs are painless but may sometimes cause heel pain.

Know the Difference: Asthma and COPD

People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma are familiar with the common symptoms like coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It’s easy to mistake one condition for the other as they have one big thing in common: The inability to get enough air into the lungs.

Allergies and Asthma: Nebulize and Exercise It!!

Asthma is a disease that affects the bronchial tubes in our lungs that brings the air we breathe into and out of our lungs. There are many triggers for asthma, and one of the most popular is allergies. This is called allergic asthma and contributes to a great deal of asthma cases.

Cooling the Burns – Preventing Diaper Rash

Incontinence or involuntary urination is a problem that many people including adults face. But as technology advanced we got a solution to prevent wetting our bed or pants. Adult diapers are the answer to many of our dilemmas regarding incontinence.

Keep Moving!! Living with Paraplegia

A lack of mobility is associated with a spinal cord injury and paraplegia. While this may be the case, there is no reason you should become housebound and not enjoy this wonderful world around us!!

Easing Your Migraine Pain

Nothing can ruin your day more than the pain associated with a migraine headache. To steal a line from the old Excedrin commercials, “I’ve got an Excedrin headache this big” does not even begin to describe the suffering those affected by these headaches endure.

Game, Set, and Match!! Dealing with Tennis Elbow

We all love getting out and being active. The weekend warrior in us always seems to think we can play all the old sports we use to when we were younger. Sometimes during these activities we have to deal with an injury on Monday such as tennis elbow. Many people do not understand what the actual injury is when we say “tennis elbow.”

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia which is the thick, fibrous band of tissue that runs along the underneath of the foot, connecting the heel to the toes. It is one of the most general causes of foot pain and more common in women though men also suffer from it.

Selecting the Proper Compression Bandage for Your Sports Injury

Sports injuries can happen to anybody. As a matter of fact, if you played a sport or are just active there is a good chance you tweaked, pulled, torqued, twisted, strained, or sprained something. These injuries can be minor and require little recovery or they can be serious and need to be looked after.

What Exactly Is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Our muscles move by receiving electrical impulses from our brain that travel through our nerves. This electrical signal travels on the outside of our nerves through a coating called myelin. When white blood cells are drawn to regions of white matter they create what’s called the inflammatory response and causes damage to myelin. The damage to our myelin is called demyelination. This effectively works the same way as the damaged insulation of an electrical circuit. It impedes the transmission of nerve signals or can even jump the signal to other demyelinated axons.

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Your Guide for Surviving Summer Like A Pro!

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Your Guide for Choosing a Tub Transfer Bench

A tub transfer bench allows the person to enter and exit the shower easily and safely. This equipment straddles the bathtub (two legs outside of the tub and two legs inside of the tub) and allows the user to slide into and out of the tub with or without assistance. A tub transfer bench is wider than a shower chair and normally has adjustable legs to accommodate any bathtub.

Your Guide To Choosing The Best Hospital Bed Mattress

If not given the proper mattress or bed overlay, may end up developing pressure sores where parts of the body come in contact with the mattress. A patient who needs to be in bed most of the day will need constant position changes and a good mattress to protect skin integrity.

Healthy Brain And Cognitive Function In Old Age

Our brain is the control center of our bodies, it regulates bodily functions, stores memories & inherits traits that make us who we are. Exercise, a good diet, & proper sleep keep our body & brain healthy.

Migraine With Aura - Symptoms, Phases, Risk Factors & Treatment

Migraine headaches cause recurrent headaches that can be debilitating. A migraine without aura is known as a common migraine while migraine with aura is called a classic migraine. Other symptoms that occur with migraines include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound.

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