If you have just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or osteoporosis—conditions that damage the joints and bones respectively—you may be distraught since there is no cure at present. However, these conditions are very manageable with a combination of diet changes, medications, and appropriate exercises—such as those seen in hydrotherapy. Take a look at what hydrotherapy is, how it can help, and how to get started.
What is Hydrotherapy?
Degenerative bone and joint diseases create a catch-22 situation: in order to improve your conditions you need to exercise, but if you do the wrong kind of exercise the pain in your bones and joints can become exacerbated.
Some tattoos are truly works of art and wear well. A tattoo you get in your youth may still look fine as you age. Other tattoos do not. A tattoo that reflected your thinking and your affections when you were twenty may be totally inappropriate when you are 40 or 50. If you desperately want to get rid of that Milli Vanilli tattoo or the one declaring your love for a high school flame, you may be able to do so.
Skin cancer can be a debilitating, life threatening disease that can require you to undergo extensive treatment. However, when skin cancer is caught early, it is much easier to treat and has a high success rate for recovery. Here are some of the early warning signs of skin cancer to help you detect it quickly in yourself and your loved ones, increasing your chances of recovery.
1. Sores That Never Seem to Fully Heal
Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a serious condition that can prove life threatening. During pregnancy, your risk of developing DVT is increased. Here is what you need to know about the medical condition so you can protect you and your baby.
Why Are You at a Greater Risk?
DVT causes a blood clot to develop in a deep vein. During pregnancy, proteins that cause blood clotting increase, while anti-clotting proteins decrease.
You may not have noticed just how important your hands are until something went wrong. Whether you have nerve damage, an injury or another issue, the inability to use your hands can get in the way of everyday life. Before you rush off to see a surgeon, don't rule out occupational therapy. An occupational therapist can create a rehabilitation plan that (depending on your situation) can provide pain relief and give you better range of motion without having to step foot in an operating room.