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.
The dorsal spine is reinforced by a series of muscles that have the tendency to contract, causing persistent and diffuse pain, fibrosis and muscle spasm. The treatment of back pain, or dorsalgia, is aimed at relieving pain. But also important is addressing the causes of this ailment, especially correcting bad posture and trying to eliminate stress, which is highly conducive to the onset of back pain.
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.