Getting Help With My Back

  • Recovering From Broken Bones: Dos And Don'Ts

    24 January 2020

    When it comes to breaking a bone, it is always considered a serious injury, and this is true even if the break is a minor fracture. Due to the fact that broken bones need immediate medical care, it is important that you do not wait to see a physician, even if you are unsure whether or not there is a break. If a cast is necessary, the following are a few dos and don'ts to help ensure that the healing process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.

  • 2 Reasons Your Broken Arm May Not Get Casted Immediately

    25 October 2019

    When you break your arm and have to go to the ER, you aren't necessarily going to leave the hospital with a cast on your arm. They may only give you a splint at that time and tell you to schedule with an orthopedic surgeon in order to get your arm taken care of. There are several reasons why the hospital will send you home with a splint instead of a cast.

  • Healing From Rotator Cuff Surgery

    26 January 2019

    If you are going to be undergoing rotator cuff surgery, then you are going to want to be prepared for what will come next and that is the recovery period. It is going to be very important for you to know that you are prepared for the recovery period and that you know what not to do in order to prevent yourself from destroying all of your surgeon's hard work. Here are some things that you are going to want to know about the recovery period.

  • A Guide To Treatment Options When Your Baby Has A Clubfoot

    20 January 2017

    If you're expecting a baby and an ultrasound has recently suggested that your little one has a clubfoot or your newborn had that issue at birth, it's important to know that both non-invasive and surgical procedures exist to treat the issue. For instance, if consistent stretching and casting of the affected foot over a significant period of time hasn't reversed the condition, surgical intervention may be required. Surgery may also be necessary if the clubfoot was very severe and the orthopedic surgeon thinks that treatments other than major surgery on the affected area will fail.

  • Three Health Complications To Watch Out For If You Have A Fractured Hip

    16 November 2016

    Most people know that they can develop an infection when they fracture their hips. However, blood or wound infections aren't the only possible complications of a hip fracture. There are other equally serious complications, such as these three: Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of the body. Many things can cause DVT, one of which is prolonged immobility.

  • If You're Happy And You Know It, Stomp Your Feet: Other Benefits Of Physical Therapy

    5 August 2016

    Physical therapy has multiple benefits beyond just helping you get back on your feet. As you begin your round of physical therapy for post-operative foot and/or ankle surgery, you may discover these benefits all on your own. However, if you need a gentle push, here is a summary of other benefits experienced during physical therapy. Less Pain Who would not want less pain after surgery? While your physical therapist will start out light and watch for your ability to tolerate pain, the exercise will steadily increase to strengthen your feet and ankles.

  • 3 Things Cyclists Need To Know About Achilles Tendinitis

    4 January 2016

    The Achilles tendon is a thick band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Its job is to help you flex your foot downwards, a motion that is essential for a variety of sports, including cycling. When this tendon is subjected to repetitive stress, it can become inflamed, leading to Achilles tendinitis. Here are three things cyclists need to know about Achilles tendinitis. How does cycling cause Achilles tendinitis?

  • 9 Tips for Preventing Back Pain While Traveling

    2 June 2015

    If you are like most people, the arrival of summer means time to plan a trip and use some of those vacation hours you have been saving. Unfortunately, traveling can be a strain on your back and get in the way of your enjoyment. There are things you can do to ease the strain of travel on your back so that you are ready to have fun when you reach your destination.

  • How To Prepare For Dental Implant Surgery Pain

    22 May 2015

    Some patients are concerned with whether implant surgeries are painful. While they usually are not, it is still a good idea to be prepared in the event that you experience more pain than usual. The Surgery Usually, a dental implant surgery will be performed under a local anesthetic. This eliminates the pain that you would experience during the procedure. After the local anesthetic has worn off, you may experience pain or discomfort that is similar to the pain or discomfort you would experience after a tooth extraction.