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Causes of a Herniated Disk

One common complaint many of us will face as we age is back pain. Our joints naturally weaken and wear with age, and the joints between the vertebrae in our spine are no different. This can lead to a condition known as a herniated disk, a painful and debilitating injury that, in extreme cases, can r

Goodley Intentions: Resurrecting Traction

As I stated in a previous issue, pain must be seen as a liar. In every case, its location must never be casually accepted as the site of its origin.

How Long Do Hip Replacements Last?

Hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for patients with severe joint arthritis. While hip replacements can last a long time, they do not last forever. Often people are worried about their hip replacements wearing out in their lifetime. How long will a hip replacement last?

Pedorthic Services - Orthotics Helps Prevent Foot Disorders

When a person's foot is not working perfectly, the weight of the body is not uniformly spread; as a result of which can increase pain in the foot, ankle, and the adjacent muscles. Orthotics assists in lessening soreness through repositioning and providing support. Read on to know the steps you

What Are the Causes of Frequent Bone Fractures?

A bone fracture is a crack in the bone. It causes pain, swelling and bruising due to internal bleeding. The pain may make it difficult for the injured area to move or bear any weight. Many people never experience a fracture, but others have diseases that cause frequent bone fractures.

How to Prevent RSI

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) can occur when certain movements are repeated over time, such as typing all day. RSIs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis. Symptoms include pain, numbness or a tingling sensation in the affected area. The most common RSI occurs in the hands and w

Exercises for Impacted Wrist

An impacted wrist fracture occurs when the bones of the wrist are compressed and one side of the fracture has been driven into the other side of the wrist. Rehabilitation from a wrist fracture can be painful and difficult but daily stretches and exercise recovery can bring a full range of motion bac

Q-Angle

The Q-angle of the knee is the angle formed at the center of the kneecap. To measure the Q-angle, a line is drawn from the anterior superior iliac spine of the pelvis to the center of the kneecap, and then from the kneecap to the tibial tubercle. An increase in Q-angle is thought to be important in

5 Ways to Reduce Water Use

Reducing water consumption is important not only in arid regions prone to severe droughts, because drinkable water requires energy to be produced. According to the British NGO Waterwise, about one-third of the water a household consumes on a daily basis is wasted and not really used, running down t

Need A Dry Cracked Heel Treatment For Your Foot?

You might not be alone if you are someone in need of dry cracked heel treatment. The truth is there are millions of people all over the world that have not taken the kind of care for their feet that they likely ought to.

Common Causes of Top of Foot Pain

When foot pain causes walking to be painfully unbearable it's often the sour of great frustration. Knowing the underlying cause is the first step to successful treatment and getting back into your normal routine. Below you will find 5 of the most common causes of foot pain and treatments to rel

An Overview of the Different Causes of Heel Pain

Common Causes of Heel Pain Heel pain is among the most annoying and debilitating health issues because it can seriously limit mobility. The heel must bear the weight of the entire body making it susceptible to injury. It is critical to get an accurate diagnosis of the pain from the heel because ther

What Are the Treatments for Water Retention in the Body?

Water retention often shows up in the ankles.feet image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.comThe leaking of fluid from capillaries into surrounding tissues causes water retention, or edema, in the body. According to the Mayo Clinic, common reasons for water retention include lack of movement...

What to Expect After ACL Reconstruction

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction allows restoration of the knee by replacing damaged ligament. The most common reason for reconstruction surgery is an unstable knee. Expectations after ACL reconstruction surgery may include using a brace or crutches, icing the knee, using pain control

The Best Forms of CoQ10

CoQ10 is produced in the human body. It plays a significant role in cell function, increases energy and promotes muscle contraction and the production of protein. This powerful antioxidant will neutralize free radicals and prevent them from causing cell damage, premature aging and conditions such as