8 Common Signs and Symptoms of Broken BonesLeave a reply
When too much pressure is exerted on a bone, it will break or split apart. A broken bone of any size is known as a fracture. If it punctures the skin, this is known as a compound fracture. In most cases, broken bones occur due to stress, high force impact, or an underlying medical condition. Fractures caused by medical conditions, such as some cancers or osteoporosis, are known as pathological fractures. The symptoms of a broken bone vary depending on which bone has been injured. Some of the mild symptoms may cause pain and discomfort, while the more severe symptoms could limit mobility and movement. A chiropractor may recommend different treatments based on the severity of the injury, along with the patient’s general health and age. Do you suspect there is a fractured bone in your hand or foot? Identifying the symptoms might give you a better idea of how Continue reading →
Simple Ways to Improve Bone HealthLeave a reply
Building strong, healthy bones while you’re young is important, but as you get older there are steps to improve your bone health at any age. Here are a few ways to protect your bones from becoming brittle as you age. Increase Your Calcium Intake Taking a daily calcium supplement is a good start to any health regime. Consider also adding more calcium-rich foods into your diet. Food high in calcium include dairy products, dark leafy green vegetables, and oily fish like sardines and salmon. Other calcium-rich options include fortified tofu, almonds, dried figs, and soy milk. Take Vitamin D Supplements Most people in northern climates don’t get enough vitamin D the natural way (from the sun). Vitamin F is a necessary ingredient to helping the body absorb calcium properly, which you need more and more of as you age. It’s recommended that adults take 1,000 to 2,000 IU of vitamin Continue reading →
3 Rotator Cuff Injury Exercises You Can Do Between Physio TreatmentsLeave a reply
If you’ve had a rotator cuff injury, it may seem counter-intuitive to exercise between your physio treatments. However doing so is actually essential to healing. If you have shoulder pain that doesn’t go away, including weakness when you try to lift, that may worsen with activity, make sure you receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment from a qualified professional before you try to do any exercises. Failing to diagnose your injury as soon as you notice consistent pain can make an injury much worse.
Improving Bone Health to Reduce the Risk of FractureLeave a reply
Most people learn as children that drinking milk is the ideal way of getting strong and healthy bones. While this is true during childhood, to improve bone health during adulthood, you need to think beyond milk and other dairy products. As you age, lifestyle and dietary habits leach calcium from the bones, making them weak. As bones weaken, the risk of fractures increases. Improving health of your bones is a lifelong process that you can never neglect. Nutrient-rich Diet Even in adulthood, bones require calcium and Vitamin D to stay healthy. You should be looking to make milk, dairy products, green leafy veggies, tofu, beans, soy milk and legumes a part of your daily diet, so that your body gets sufficient calcium. You also should make sure you get adequate amounts of Vitamin D, which you can by spending 15 to 20 minutes in the sun or eating foods rich Continue reading →