It goes without saying that practicing sport should not be considered an option. We should all some kind of physical activity, whatever our condition allows to do. It has been scientifically proven that the benefits from doing exercise are endless, plus, it increases the life expectancy considerably. However, taking good care of our body is just as important as doing sport. Nevertheless, if we do exercise without the correct equipment or knowledge it can be more harm than good, that is the reason why we need to avoid sport injuries. Today we are going to look into basic equipment that everyone that does some kind of exercise should use every day.
A child’s development can easily be considered one of the most important things in a parent’s life. It is startling how quickly children learn to do new things with almost no effort. Their first word or their first steps are important milestones in the child’s (and in the parent’s) life. Today we are going to talk about walking habits.
Sport orthopaedics is going to change our lives. Do you want to know why?
If there is a part of our body that we don’t take into consideration, that is our nails. It is quite unknown by normal society but our finger and toenails can say a lot more than what we think about or health situation. From arsenic poisoning to psoriasis and even cardiovascular disease, they can all be diagnosed from looking at very simple and often visual signs on our nails. Thickness, changes in nail shape and colour or bleeding, all can be a quick aid to early diagnose a worse situation.
Scoliosis is a sideways deviation of the spine greater than 10 degrees. Scoliosis treatment will vary depending on age, degree of deviation, location and potential for progression. The objective is to stop the evolution of the curvature, improve aesthetic aspects related to the deviation and correct postural abnormalities by increasing the musculature of the trunk and facilitating pulmonary ventilation.
As part of the day-to-day work of orthopaedic pharmacists, it is necessary for them to know the correct way of taking measurements when fitting an orthosis. Since, on many occasions, patients can have anatomical and pathological characteristics that differ from the measurements in which orthoses are mass produced. In order to ensure an optimum fit and, therefore, certify that the orthosis will have the appropriate therapeutic/preventative effect.
One of the most common injuries in traumatology is the proximal humerus fracture, or fracture of the shoulder. It can occur at any age, but is especially common among the elderly due to osteoporosis and the frequent falls that occur in old age. Humerus fracture recovery time depends on several factors, but it usually takes at least three months for a complete return to everyday activities.
Gonarthrosis or osteoarthritis of the knee is, after osteoarthritis of the hip, the second most common type of osteoarthritis. Wear to the cartilage of this joint causes the bones to rub together, resulting in intense pain and movement limitation. It is also a very rapid degeneration. This affects and impairs the quality of life of patients, who are usually women over the age of 40. Using a gonarthrosis knee brace helps to relieve pain and stabilise the knee. That way, the patient can return to living a more normal life.
Pressure sores appear when a person spends a lot of time sitting or lying in bed and cannot change position due to illness, age, being overweight, etc. Pressure ulcers are lesions of varying depth caused by excessive pressure on the tissue. To prevent their onset, pressure relief cushions offer fundamental support to reduce pressure and improve blood circulation.
Tendinopathy is one of the most common sports injuries. It mainly affects the tendons of the knee and ankle, and usually appears due to overuse. It is important to follow medical treatment, which consists of drugs, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and the use of orthopaedic knee braces to protect the area. Acting quickly prevents a chronic injury, which can lead to tendon rupture.