Getting Help With My Back

  • 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.