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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
2.5 million older Americans are treated in the emergency room for falls every year. One in five falls result in a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Each year at least 250000 people are hospitalized for hip fracture. Falls are the cause of more than 95% of hip fractures. These [...]
We’re here! It’s the week of Thanksgiving and it is ON! Your son is home from college, your daughter, her husband and their baby are crammed in her childhood bedroom, and Great Aunt Rosemarie and her new boyfriend/caregiver Carlos are posted up in your guest room. Time to defrost the turkey, peel potatoes, snip green [...]
The holidays are officially around the corner. It starts with Thanksgiving next week and then we’re full swing into Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s. It’s the time of year for shopping and cooking and cleaning and decorating and shopping some more. On top of your family, and work, and your responsibilities as a caregiver. [...]
Consider the benefits of buying your loved one a dressing aid for the holidays.
Plantar fasciitis affects millions of people in the U.S., but there are products to make living with the condition less painful.
Adaptive clothing comes in many shapes and sizes, all of which can benefit adults living with health conditions.