It's a well-known fact that people can experience hearing loss as they age, as a result of this it is a good idea for adults to get a hearing test regularly. In fact, it becomes even more important, as hearing loss is a problem that predominantly affects older populations. For general health, an annual physical comprehensive check up is required. However, from the age of 18 until the age of 50, a hearing test should be done every three to five years. [Read More]
Some Physical Therapy Exercises You Might Do After Spine Surgery
Physical therapy is important to your recovery after spine surgery. The therapist takes into account the type of surgery you had and your medical condition to come up with a customized plan to help you heal as quickly as possible. While you have to start with gentle movements and increase your activity as your back strengthens, you'll generally be encouraged to move around frequently rather than be sedentary. Here are some of the activities your physical therapist may ask you to do. [Read More]
Cataracts: Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment Options
Annual eye exams are recommended for most children and adults--and for those with existing eye or vision conditions, even more frequent exams may be suggested by your eye doctor. An annual eye exam can screen for signs of many eye and vision conditions or diseases, including cataracts. This eye condition primarily affects those over the age of 40, but with the right conditions, it can occur at any time in life. [Read More]
Diagnosed With Dupuytren's Contracture? What Should You Know About This Condition?
If you've recently been provided a tentative diagnosis of Dupuytren's contracture, you may be relieved to finally give a name to the gradually worsening pain and stiffening you've been experiencing in one or both hands for years. Both Dupuytren's contracture and its lower-body equivalent, Ledderhose's disease, are generally benign but can lead to functional problems and serious pain over time if left untreated. Read on to learn more about these conditions and what you'll need to do to find some relief. [Read More]