All medications can cause adverse side effects. Before taking anything you should do your research to know the possibilities of what might go wrong. The FDA likes to make sure they are safe and that the public has the info it needs to make good choices. When we are in pain we just want the pain […]
The foods you select can help control the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Healthy choices, such as fresh fruits and vegetables and foods high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids (including certain fish and nuts), can improve your overall well-being, which may contribute to a decrease in fibromyalgia pain. It is also important to avoid foods that may […]
A heel spur is a bone growth on the back or bottom of the heel, also known as the calcaneus. As the name implies, it may be “spur” shaped, or pointed. While some heel spurs may be asymptomatic, others can cause a considerable amount of pain and discomfort. Heels spurs can occur with plantar fasciitis, […]
Coccydynia also known as tailbone pain, may be exasperated by processes that add additional pressure to the area nearing the end of the spine. There are many different possibilities as to what causes this discomfort, ranging from childbirth to friction experienced in sports or other repetitive activities. On rare occasions, this pain can be the […]
A new procedure has recently come out to help heal broken bones. It uses stem cells and gene therapy to get your bone to regrow its own tissue. It is noninvasive alternative to surgery and bone grafting. Bone grafting is not optimal for results because it is: invasive, it can leave sharp edges and gaps […]
Studies found that when people tore or ruptured their ACL, getting surgery on the fresh tear was likely to cause worse health problems half a decade later. A study was done on people between the ages of 18 and 35 that had an ACL injury and half of the group got surgery and physical therapy […]
Humans weren't meant to sit for extended periods of time — we were meant to squat.
As a resting position, squatting is significantly healthier than sitting in a chair. Squatting burns up to 70 percent more calories, and sitting down can result in a stiff, painful spine and limited mobility.
Nobody likes having a broken toe. We count on our feet all day long to help us function. Simple things like even trying to walk will be a challenge. Though there are many suggestions for how to combat a broken toe, a few specific steps should be undertaken to help minimize the issue and […]
To the surprise of many, exercise can actually help with knee pain although it seems counter intuitive to do anything but rest. The American Academy of Orthopedics has recommendations regarding knee pain that can help strengthen the joint and reduce overall pain. It is important that you start very slowly and build up to more […]
Extensive research has been done and experiments have been conducted on the effect of gene therapy to heal large bone breaks. The method has been tried on lab animals and has been successful. Bone grafting is now the preferred treatment to heal large breaks. This method involves surgeons using bone tissue either from another place […]