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.
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.
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?