It can be difficult knowing exactly how to take the best possible care of ourselves. Unlike a car, we didn’t come with an owner’s manual with suggestions on what type of maintenance and examinations should be completed on a regular basis. Still, there are some exams that we should be participating in that can keep us going strong and healthy.
Depending on your location you are either digging snow from your driveway or feeling the warmth of spring coming. It’s that time of the year when you can smell the orange blossoms, the kids are out of school for a week enjoying Spring Break, and spring training baseball has started!
Millions of people across the country are dealing with uncomfortable and debilitating peripheral neuropathy. If you’re one of them, it may feel like there is nothing that can be done to help the irritating numbness, burning, and pain in your legs and feet. Figuring out a way to manage the pain can become a daily challenge that can consume your thoughts and time.
In a world today where the focus tends to be on all of the trendy “superfruits” like goji berries and pomegranates, it seems like we may be overlooking our old friend the apple. Once the poster child of fruits around the world, making frequent appearances on the desks of teachers and even the star of one of the most famous quotes about doctors, the apple now finds itself a bit of a cliché, but still making major contributions in health.
Manifestations of peripheral neuropathy (PN) occur when nerves responsible for communicating messages from the brain and the spinal cord throughout the body start to malfunction as a result of damage or disease. Peripheral nerves which extend from the spinal cord allow for vital communication to ensure the proper functionality of our internal organs, muscles, and even our own skin. Individuals with PN who proactively consult with a qualified medical professional to establish an individual treatment plan may benefit from avoiding undue harm or injury.
For many years now, doctors and specialists have turned to steroid treatments such as corticosteroid injections to help relieve pain caused by inflamed joints. These injections are proven to work fast to reduce inflammation, thereby reducing pain. They are not necessarily pain relievers. The inflammation in the joints may return along with the pain, but the injections have worked for thousands of people over the years.
Life can be stressful and keep us guessing at every turn. Just when we think we have a grasp on what we are doing, a new challenge or twist will come along forcing us to step up. One thing we know for sure is that a positive mindset and attitude can make a significant difference when it comes to staying healthy.
Factors that can lead to a greater risk of OsteoArthritis?
Because OsteoArthritis (OA) has so much to do with the wearing down of the cartilage in our joints, most people associate it with age. While it is true that people over the age of 65 are more likely to have OsteoArthritis, there are other contributing factors that can make OA worse or appear at an early age.