Your foot doctor has tried non-invasive approaches to relieve your arthritic ankle pain. The pain and swelling persists, and they have recommended that you have total ankle joint surgery to replace the damaged bones. This procedure will get you back on your feet again without the pain and inflammation you have experienced for so long. Here is what will happen during that surgery and what you can expect when recovering from the procedure.
Allergies are more common than people think, especially food allergies. In fact, it is very common for young children to exhibit food allergies in the first couple years of their life. However, many parents assume that if their child has an allergy, that the child will have a severe reaction, such as anaphylaxis. Although some children do have severe reactions that cause troubled breathing and anaphylaxis, some of the symptoms are much more subtle.
It's estimated that almost a third of U.S. adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure, and many aren't aware of it. This disease can be damaging your body every day, with few symptoms to tell you that is something wrong. Here is why hypertension is such a danger to your health and how to spot the signs of it. How to Spot Hypertension The only definitive way to know that you have hypertension is to visit your doctor for a physical.
When you think about the waiting room at your pediatrician's office, you might be worried that your child is nervous, bored, or that you forgot to bring snacks. The thing is, efforts to keep your child healthy might also be getting them sick. Waiting rooms can be a hotbed for illnesses that can spread rapidly. Here are four tips to keep your child healthy when visiting the pediatrician. 1. Don't Wait if You Don't Have to
It only took a second to tear your rotator cuff while throwing that baseball. It will take months of recovery to be able to pitch that ball again. Your shoulder surgeon recommended a repair of your rotator cuff, which just begins the process. Here is what you can expect from this surgery and the following recovery back to health. Why Recovery Takes So Long The rotator cuff uses a tendon to attach muscles to your shoulder bone.