People have experienced the symptoms of fibromyalgia long before it was confirmed by a scientific study in 1981. Since then, millions of people have been diagnosed with the condition, though it is difficult to diagnose. There are still people who experience the symptoms but have not received a clear diagnosis. Whether or not you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may be surprised at these facts about the disorder. (more…)
Ergonomics is known as the science of improving workstations or work environments in ways to enable people to work safer and be more productive. Many companies provide ergonomic audits to ensure that workers have equipment in proper positions to help posture and alleviate muscle fatigue and strain. If you’re working from home, it is worth the time and expense to find a qualified professional to examine your work area and provide you with information on how to optimize it ergonomically. (more…)
The older you get, the more likely you are to have a pain in the neck, and that pain is more likely to be caused by arthritis. In fact, after age 60, more than 85% of seniors experience this common condition. Also called cervical spondylosis, stiffness and pain are common symptoms. Many people have the condition without noticeable discomfort. (more…)
Breaking an arm or a leg can be painful and inconvenient. When you are older, breaking a bone can be a life-threatening event. The bone disease, osteoporosis, is the cause of many broken bones in older people. This silent disease does not have many symptoms, but the complications from it can be painful and even deadly. (more…)
Some professionals have been known to take out insurance policies on their hands because those are the tools of their trade and vital to their livelihood. Doctors, surgeons, dentists, musicians and artisans depend on healthy hands to do their work. We all use our hands for living without thinking how vital they are. Only if a finger gets hurt or broken, do we then realize how crucial is our hand health. (more…)
One of the most common reasons people, both young and old, make a trip to the doctor is due to dizziness, or vertigo. Many people over 40 – at least 40% of the population – have had at least one episode of vertigo. Often, it is a symptom of some minor condition, but it can also signal more significant health issues.
Most people experience benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. This type of vertigo responds well to treatment. While sitting still or lying in bed, suddenly the room begins to feel like it is spinning or you may feel like you are spinning. About 10% of the general population is affected by vertigo with those over 40 more likely to have symptoms. Unfortunately, this problem is often the reason why people over 65 will fall. In fact, vertigo is the underlying reason a senior falls in about 25% of the cases. (more…)
If you have plantar fasciitis, you are among many other people who have it as well. It is a common cause of heel pain involving the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot and near your heel.
- The pain is usually the worst right after you wake up in the morning.
- Pain can be triggered when you stand for long periods or rise from sitting.
- Pain usually occurs after exercise, not during it.
If you’re an athlete, it can be the most invigorating thing you ever do in life. Your sport of choice allows you to work as a team, experience victories and defeats and helps you remain strong and fit. There are times when your sport can lead you into professionally playing for financial gain as well.
If you’re an athlete and you’ve been taken out of your sport due to injury it can have a lot of negative consequences for you. If you’re a professional athlete, an injury can cause a lack of income as well. Coming back after an injury is hard work, but worth it. (more…)
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women. It outnumbers the number of cancers of all forms combined. For this reason, the American Heart Association sets aside the first Friday in every February for its Go Red For Women day. The purpose of this day is to help women fight back against and unite to fight against this number 1 killer of women. On this day, they encourage everyone across the country to wear red and support their cause and unite for a common goal of the eradication of heart disease and stroke. (more…)
Osteoporosis is also known as “brittle bones.” It is a condition that occurs when not enough bone is being built, or too much is broken down. This frailty of the bones can cause them to break more easily. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, “Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.” (more…)