Posts in April, 2021, Page 2

Charcot foot is a condition that affects the bones, joints, and soft tissues of the feet due to nerve damage. This type of neuropathy may show early symptoms, such as mild pain and discomfort in the feet, redness, warmth, or swelling. In later stages of Charcot foot, the bones in the middle of the foot… Read more »

Neuropathy is the weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet due to damage to the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are responsible for sending information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. Causes of Neuropathy include: traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, exposure to toxins, and diabetes. Diabetes is… Read more »

Falling is a normal part of everyday life for children when they are learning to walk. It is important for parents to provide an environment that will protect their children from getting hurt when falling occurs. There are basic strategies that can be implemented to help limit the amount of falling episodes. These can include installing gates on… Read more »

Elderly Americans are very susceptible to falls as they get older. Everyone experiences decreases in flexibility, balance, strength, and the senses as they age. This correlates to some eye-opening statistics. 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 and older fall each year. An elderly American is being treated for a fall in an emergency room every… Read more »