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Foot Problems and How to Prevent Them

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for everybody, as is regular exercise. A regular exercise routine improves health, muscle control, improves circulation and prevents a majority of lifestyle diseases. This is even more important when dealing with limited mobility, either due to accidents or other disabilities. While exercise is part of the rehabilitation process, maintaining …

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerves in the eyes. Glaucoma is caused by very high levels of fluid pressure in the eyes. This is known as Intraocular Pressure (IOP). Glaucoma can be classified into two categories: open-angle and closed-angle, each with unique characteristics symptoms. Characteristics like speed of onset and associated effects. …

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Alternative Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Studies show that more than half of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients use natural and herbal remedies to manage MS. Alternative therapy includes anything from diet and exercise to various lifestyle changes. Some of the following include alternative therapies: • Dietary supplements • Acupuncture • Meditation • Hypnosis • Massage • Chiropractic medicine • Chinese medicine …

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World Cancer Day

Cancer is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with around 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths in 2012.The number of new cancer cases is predicted to rise by about 70% over the next two decades. Among men, the most common cases of cancer diagnosed in 2012 were lung, prostate, colorectum, stomach, …

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Plantar Fascitiis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful disorder which affects the heel and the underside of the foot. It is known for scarring, inflammation, or a structural breakdown of the foot’s plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue which supports the arch on the bottom of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is often caused by …

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a common name used for movement problems that are caused by damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain. There are usually problems with sensation, depth perception, and communication ability. In one-third of cases, difficulty with cognition and epilepsy are found. It can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth, or after …

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V-Vas

V-Vas is a revolutionary orthosis that can be used for patients with Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, Bowleg and Knock Knee. This orthosis was designed for osteoarthritic patients and provides finite adjustability to optimize off-loading tolerance. The V-Vas TM orthosis is capable of providing adjustments to the femoral and the tibial sections either in combination or …

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Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a developmental congenital disorder wherein the embryonic neural tube is incompletely closed. The vertebrae outside the spinal cord are not fully formed and remain un-fused and open. This causes a portion of the spinal cord to jut out through the opening in the bones. Some times, a fluid-filled sac surrounds the spinal …

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Osteoarthritis is caused by aging joints, injury, and obesity. Treatment options for the patients depends entirely on the affected joint. Symptoms • Joint pain • Tenderness • Stiffness • Locking • Swelling • Bunions • Joint effusion Types …

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Multiple Sclerosis

(MS) is an inflammatory disease wherein the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers the nerves. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric issues.MS occurs with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive …

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