Once you know that you have diabetes, there are some important decisions you must make to determine how well you manage the disease. Diabetes requires management, awareness and attention to detail. The quality of your life now depends largely on how well you manage the symptoms and factors of diabetes.
For those with OsteoArthritis, it is difficult to find the desire to want to exercise or put any extra pressure on the joints that are already causing them so much pain. Nevertheless, doctors continue to encourage their patients to exercise, pointing to the fact that exercise can help to build muscles around the joint, relieving pain and swelling. Often, doctors and physical therapists will suggest low-impact exercises, such as those that can be done in a swimming pool.
OsteoArthritis (OA) has long been known as the “wear-and-tear” arthritis that catches up with people in their old age. It is true that most people who suffer from OA are age 65 or above. OsteoArthritis is caused when the cartilage in the weight bearing joints of our bodies begins to break down and deteriorate. This puts more pressure on the bones in the joints causing pain and stiffness. Young People with OsteoArthritis are being seen more every year.
If you have ever experienced pain, swelling or numbness in the side of your hand near your thumb, you may be experiencing symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is a condition caused when the median nerve that passes through your wrist becomes compressed. It is a fairly common condition that affects up to 10 percent of the U.S. population.
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!
If you are an active or athletic person and struggle with knee pain, the treatments available at Arrowhead Health Centers can give you the relief you deserve. We have advanced and innovative treatment options to fit your lifestyle, and would love to help you get back to the active, healthy lifestyle you love to live. With such a love of physical activity, many of our patients wonder if they are still able to exercise while going through knee treatment at Arrowhead. The answer definitely depends on your unique circumstances, and should be discussed with your doctor individually, but here is a little bit of information that might help.
OsteoArthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Difference is pretty clear. One of the most common mistakes people make regarding arthritis is that all arthritis is the same. There are actually some key differences that, when known and understood, can make a huge difference in how they are treated.
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.