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Relieve Pain Without Medication

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Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans, and over 1.5 billion people worldwide. This means that chronic pain is affecting more people than diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and cancer combined! Lucky for us there are some great tips and products for homecare that can be used in order to reduce chronic pain, and improve quality [...]

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Six Reasons to Try a ROHO Air Cushion

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This week is all about our great selection of air cushions we have for wheelchairs! These air cushions give you or your loved one the added comfort for their wheelchair. Our selection includes air cushions for many different needs! Here is why ROHO air cushions are better than your standard wheelchair cushion! These wheelchair seat [...]

Tips for Staying Safe while Vacationing with Seniors

Get out there this Summer

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Lucky enough for us, summer is a time where being outside is enjoyable, and great for our bodies and mental health. Even if only for a short period of time, being active outside can greatly improve senior’s quality of life. With proper protection from the sun, Vitamin D is great for the body! Vitamin D [...]

For some reason, older adults often get the notion that they can’t exercise for a series of reasons.

The Importance of Exercising with Arthritis

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Although it may be the last thing you want to do when you’re suffering from pain, exercising with arthritis has proven to be very beneficial. It seems only logical to stop moving the part of your body that is aching, but following that instinct may be more negative than positive. Arthritis, also called osteoarthritis, is [...]

Tai Chi Can Help Seniors Improve Balance

Balance Training for Fall Prevention

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Balance, the distribution of weight that allows us to stay upright, is a surprisingly complex process. And yet, it’s something almost no one thinks about until a fall or near fall. When that happens, you’re then left to scramble, turning your house upside down looking for fall prevention products. So the question becomes, Can diminished balance [...]

5 Benefits of Dancing for Older Adults

Dance Your Arthritis Pain Away

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As we age, we may find joint pain becoming worse and allowing us to participate less in the activities we enjoy. Although we cannot reverse the aging, we can help alleviate some of this pain with arthritis support products to help you get back on the dance floor, on the course, or simply just walking [...]

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Understanding Arthritis of the Knee

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Arthritis of the knee falls into two categories: osteo (“bone”) and rheumatoid. The symptoms of both overlap — knee swelling and stiffness. However, the root causes are entirely different, which will influence the kind of arthritis pain solutions you seek. Arthritis strikes the knees more than any other joint. Why? A few basic reasons. First, the knees [...]

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Managing Symptoms of Sciatica

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Sciatica (sciatic neuritis) is the term used for radiating pain that originates in the sciatic nerve. It’s the result of a pinched nerve. At this time, there is no instant fix for sciatica. Which means healing from sciatica, is really managing the symptoms. Sometimes, in medical terminology, “managing” carries a negative connotation, unlike “cure.” But sound management, [...]

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Understanding the Perks of Heat Therapy for Arthritis

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Although “heat therapy” is fairly new in arthritis treatment options, the concept behind it isn’t. Scientists and doctors have long known that direct heat provides support for arthritis pain. Heat (or thermo) therapy works by applying heat to a specific body part. Internally, heat expands blood vessels, causing them to absorb more oxygen and nutrients. These larger blood [...]

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Understanding Sciatica Pain

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The first time sciatica hits is unforgettable. In severe cases, sufferers have described the pain as “unbearable,” and “like bolts of lightning shooting down the back, legs, and feet.” So what exactly is sciatica? According to the Cleveland Clinic, sciatica (sciatic neuritis) is a symptom of a pinched nerve. Or, put another way, a pinched [...]