When you have had a difficult and long day, you look forward to a good night’s rest. When you have lower back pain, you may find that lying down may not provide all the relief for which you were hoping. If you experience leg pain when you lie down, there could be a few different things happening. (more…)
Shortening of fibrous tissue can cause a decrease in the range of motion for muscles. This is the case with Dupuytren’s contracture. Most individuals who have this condition lose the mobility of their fourth and fifth fingers, or ring finger and little finger. It can also extend to the other fingers and sometimes the thumb can be affected.
Anatomy of Dupuytren’s Contracture
The palmer fascia is a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm of the hand. It is sandwiched between the skin of the palm and the underlying tendons. The tendons allow the fingers to flex. (more…)
Muscle spasms can create a range of discomfort from mild annoyance to teeth gritting pain. Muscle relaxing medication is often prescribed to alleviate the pain, but not every patient desires to be put on a regime of drugs for pain control. Some patients should not take these drugs. Fortunately, there is an alternative treatment, backed by research and proven results. (more…)
Getting back to work as quickly as possible is often a priority for those with work-related injuries. In order to return to work safely and be effective, work conditioning may be required. Sovereign Rehabilitation may be able to help you get back to work soon.
Your Physical and Functional Needs
There are many reasons why a person may have been injured while on the job. Some injuries may be one-time occurrences due to an accident of some sort, while others may have roots in environmental causes such as repetitive movements or working in an unsafe manner. (more…)
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…)