For most of the people summer is the best season of the year. The sun is out, it is warm and the days are much longer. Is the time of the year that most of us use to travel or get together with our families to have fun. However, it is also a period of time where people may be affected by what to most is the best part of the season, the temperature.
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?
Most of the people don’t know about diabetic foot because when they think about diabetes they think exclusively about blood, sugar and diets. What the majority of the people don’t know is that in reality, diabetes has a lot more conditions than only glucose issues. From sight to kidney problems, diabetes is a very serious and complicated disease from which, unfortunately, we don’t know everything about.
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.
As figures show, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are the first and fifth cause of death in the main western countries respectively. Not only this but according to the World Health Organisation, the incidence of Type II diabetes will increase by 80% in the upcoming years. Diabetes disease is a condition by which or body cannot control appropriately our blood glucose levels, what many people don’t know is that diabetes is directly involved in the increase in probability of suffering cardiovascular, and renal complications. This means that actions must be taken to revert this situation, which has led to an amazing increase in scientific research in this matter, delivering in many cases very interested results, improvements and advances.
Let’s go talk about how to prevent running injuries, because as we have mention in many occasions, running is one of the most popular sports in the world. The number of runners all over the world has increased massively over the last couple of years. It is estimated that more than 64 million people practice running routinely in the United States. It is safe to say that running has become a “trendy” as people from all ages and status have tied up their running shoes and gone for a run. In addition to this, running has been boosted massively due to celebrities posting on their social networks their sport life.
Everybody can clearly explain what a cardiologist or a Orthopedic surgeon do. But not everyone is so acquainted with what a podiatrist does. A podiatrist is someone that has been trained and specialized in diagnosing and treating problems with our feet and lower limbs.
One of the most common comorbidities among the elderly is pressure ulcers. This occurs when the patient remains in the same position for a long time. This in turn, causes an increase in pressure in certain areas called “pressure areas”, this areas include buttocks, shoulder blades, hip, tailbone, spine and the back of the limbs. By applying pressure for a long period of time the blood flow to that particular area is reduced, causing the tissues to die from lack of oxygen and nutrients.
Not many people know that Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It goes from the heel, all the way to you calf muscle. As you can imagine from its size and location, it has a very important function in simple things like walking. Although it looks and feels stiff, it is a kind of injury that can occur to anybody.