While staying active and participating in sports is the best way to live a healthy life, it also comes with the risk of injury. Whether it’s from playing football or running track, injuries do happen.
Also known as the carpal canal, the carpal tunnel is an extended space that connects hand and forearm. Adjacent to this passageway are nerves, bones and connective tissues correlating to the wrist.Overuse or injury to the structures in this bodily region might precipitate a medical condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Although concussions are sometimes a sign of deeper brain injury, consequences of minor concussions are limited to temporary symptoms like fatigue and an inability to concentrate. Most concussions can be treated with a short visit to the emergency room for scans of further damage and a bit of monitoring.
You may have heard of the term ‘Orthopaedic Massage’ before but what does it actually mean? Orthopaedic massage differs from other forms of massage in very specific ways. If you or someone you know is thinking about getting an orthopaedic massage or any other type of massage, it is important to know the differences between each type of massage. This article will talk about the similarities and differences of orthopaedic massage to other forms of massage therapy.
A good physician will always give you three key factors for maintaining good health: a balanced diet, plenty of exercise, and getting a good amount of sleep. Sleep is often more overlooked than the other two factors, but getting it right can be the difference between a body always in pain and a healthy lifestyle.
The rotator cuff is actually a group of tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder joint, as opposed to a single body part. This group of muscles is responsible for keeping the upper arm bone inside the shoulder socket. The rotator cuff encompasses four muslces: teres minor, subscapularis, infraspinatus, and the supraspinatus.
Virtual reality (VR) is for more than just gaming. VR technology is being used to train a new generation of doctors in a variety of procedures, allowing them to get a much better understanding of the living human body and its functions that is possible through textbook or even cadaver work.
In my previous post I discussed chicken pox, and why it's not just a harmless childhood illness. This was personal to me, because of what Shingles did to my grandmother, as well as my own odd history with chicken pox. However, this post (and the next) deals with my...
Not Just Physicians Although I say physicians in the title (because that is just what I am highlighting today), the real issue is violence against healthcare workers. I have ready various estimates, but this Medscape article states that almost 75% of assaults that...
If the tibialis posterior muscle is weakened, this can contribute to ankle, foot, or lower limb pain. This muscle is responsible for pointing the foot in the direction of the floor, or plantarflexing it. It also has a role in turning the foot inward, or inverting it. The tibialis posterior also plays a primary role in stabilizing the foot’s arch while running and walking.