Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissue, particularly the skin. Although edema can affect any part of your body, its most common in your hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs.
Inside each of your shoulders is a small, fluid-filled sac known as a bursa. Bursae helps reduce friction between the bones in your joints. If the bursa in your shoulder becomes inflamed, it leads to a condition known as shoulder bursitis. When a shoulder bursa gets irritated and inflamed it grows in size.
Patellar Tendonitis also know as jumper’s knee is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. Anyone can get Patellar Tendonitis but, it is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, tennis, or track.
Restless leg syndrome also known as Willis Ekbom Disease is a neurological condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually because of an uncomfortable sensation. Symptoms typically occur when the person is sitting, resting, or sleeping.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. Tendons are rope-like structures that the muscle uses to pull the bone. You can see them on the back of your hand when you straighten your fingers.
All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress, and promoting healthy habits. Even a small change can impact your health in positive ways. Research has shown self-care helps promote happiness.
Dr. Carla Francheville graduated from vet school in 2003, then went on to study at the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in 2004. She quickly noticed the surplus of general equine veterinarians as well as the need for more specialized services in SW Florida—particularly lameness and sports medicine.
Yoga was developed over 5,000 years ago in India as a life philosophy to join the individual self with what practitioners call the Divine, or Universal Spirit. Yoga is not a system of beliefs; it considers the impact on each other of body and mind and brings them mutual harmony. The origin is a Sanskrit word Yog meaning yoga...
Back pain comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be sudden and short-lived or long-lasting (acute). The Sciatic nerve serves a vital role in connecting the spinal cord with the skin and muscles of the...