Thursday, January 29, 2015

Back injury red flags and warning signs #ClevelandClinic

-Your back pain gets progressively worse
-The pain radiates to your leg(s) or causes weakness
-You experience bladder or bowel changes
-Your pain affects your balance or walking
-Your pain persists for more than two months.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The following are some tips to help people of all ages stay fall-free this winter

-Eat foods high in Vitamin D and calcium and/or take supplements to get the recommended daily intake. Both play an important role for muscular strength and bone health.
-Wear footwear with non-slip tread and add icegrippers over your footwear when the temperature is below freezing.
-Take a cellphone with you - it's a good way to let people know your plans and call for assistance if needed.
-Choose cleared sidewalks and well-lit routes.
-Avoid carrying objects that are too heavy or bulky and may cause you to lose your balance.
-Plan ahead to make sure you have enough time to get to your destination without rushing.
-Stay active with strengthening and balance exercises that can be done inside or out. Strong muscles and bones are important in preventing falls and getting around safely.
-Ask for assistance or tap into community resources.
-Have a plan. If you experienced a fall, what would you do? Knowing your next steps can assist in getting help as quickly as possible and may even save your life.
-Ask yourself if you are at risk.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cubital tunnel syndrome can cause an aching pain on the inside of the elbow. Most of the symptoms, however, occur in your hand. #AAOS

-Numbness and tingling in the ring finger and little finger are common symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment.
-Ulnar nerve entrapment can give symptoms of "falling asleep" in the ring finger and little finger, especially when your elbow is bent.
-Weakening of the grip and difficulty with finger coordination (such as typing or playing an instrument) may occur.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

People with pelvic floor disorders may experience:

-urinary problems, such as an urgent need to urinate, painful urination or incomplete emptying of their bladder
-constipation, straining or pain during bowel movements
-pain or pressure in the vagina or rectum
-heavy feeling in the pelvis or a bulge in the vagina or rectum
-muscle spasms in the pelvis

Thursday, January 1, 2015

One study found that people who underwent osteopathic manual therapy (OMT), for 12 weeks saw a 30% reduction in their pain level.

In osteopathic manual therapy (OMT), an osteopath or chiropractor moves your back muscles using hands-on techniques such as stretching, light pressure, and resistance.