Mobility Issues

May 15, 2021
Top 5 Reasons That Increase The Risk of Falls in Seniors

Fall may seem like a minor injury to some but for the elderly population, it poses a huge health risk. More than one out of four older people fall each year, and one out of five falls lead to serious injuries like broken bones or head injury [1]. In the United States alone, there is […]

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May 14, 2021
Sciatica Stretches That Can be Done By Seniors

I have previously talked about sciatica which can be visited here. If you read through it, you probably have a general idea about the location of the sciatic nerve (lower back/hamstrings), how it becomes irritated by becoming trapped, the pain it causes, and how to alleviate the pain with certain positions and leg/back stretches. The […]

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May 12, 2021
Seating and Walking Patterns that May Worsen Sciatica and Ways to Relieve It

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term given to the sciatic nerve being impinged or irritated by the bones and the cervical disks (1). This nerve is located at the lower back and runs down to the feet; thereby, its impingement can cause excruciating pain at the back of the leg, more specifically known as […]

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April 24, 2021
Falls in the Elderly: Danger Signs and What to Do

Trauma caused by falls is one of the most common reasons of emergency room (ER) visits in the United States. For the past decade, incidences of falls and injuries are steadily increasing with more than one out of four old people (aged 65 and above) falling down every year. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control […]

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April 8, 2021
Beware of the Bone Thief - A Guide to Osteoporosis

More than two decades ago, the famous NHANES III study found that approximately 10% of people aged 50 and over suffer from osteoporosis. In 2010, these results were supplemented with the new findings: apart from 10% suffering from osteoporosis, 43% more have osteopenia. In other words, over 50% of people older than 50 have low […]

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April 5, 2021
Living with Osteoarthritis: Management and Lifestyle Recommendations

Joint failure, as such when all joint structures undergo damage (e.g. cartilage loss, joint-bridging muscle weakness, sclerosis of bony plates), is the biggest thief of independence. Joint injury in the setting of failure of protective mechanisms has robbed off people of their ability to perform daily activities and lead satisfying, productive lives. Osteoarthritis is the […]

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April 2, 2021
Guide to Best Wobble Board Reviews

Disclaimer: HealthCreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is a Wobble Board? A wobble balance board is a type of balance board having a flat platform with an unstable base. There are many different types of balance boards, namely wobble board, rocker board, spring […]

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March 31, 2021
Upper Crossed Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Management

No doubt, the use of cell phones and computers has completely revolutionized our world. Many businesses now became online, and has reduced the need for 9 to 5 jobs. Unfortunately, that must come with a price. The prevalence of heart disease, hypertension, and other chronic conditions had a monkey jump in the last few years. […]

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March 29, 2021
Comparison of Ankle Sprain versus Fracture

Being the body part that is at most contact with surfaces, the ankle is prone to injuries. Essential for mobility, the ankle is subjected to accumulated stress and trauma from performing activities of daily living to enjoy recreational activities and playing sports. No wonder that 25,000 Americans experience sprained or twisted ankle per day, and […]

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March 27, 2021
A Trap in the Bend: Why Do People Keep Slouching When It Is Bad?

Everyone, at some point, has been told to keep their backs straight or else they’re risking themselves to a lifetime of chronic back pains. Yet, slouching has been almost universal among people no matter the age, background, and fitness level. It is deemed easier to maintain and more comfortable over time. So how does something […]

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March 26, 2021
Mental Health in Physically Disabled Individuals

Individuals with physical disabilities have been viewed as somewhat “less human” since ancient times. Although recent civil rights movements in the past few decades have made the situation favorable for disabled individuals, the plague of discriminating against disabled individuals prevails in different parts of the world even today. In ancient times, the thought of disability […]

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March 20, 2021
Guide to Best Knee Scooters in the Market

Disclaimer: Healthcreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is a Knee Scooter? A knee scooter is a mobility aid for people who cannot ambulate due to a leg injury. A knee scooter for broken foot may have three or four wheels and provides a […]

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March 18, 2021
5 Common Injuries of the Foot

5 Common Injuries of the Foot Feet are a common target for injuries since they bear the brunt of all the weight that our bodies carry. Moreover, any environmental hazard associated with traveling is more likely to be encountered by our feet first. Our feet are complex marvels of nature and have integrated parts to […]

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March 15, 2021
Back Straighteners: Posture Importance and How Tools can Help Achieve It

Disclaimer: Healthcreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. What is Posture?  Posture entails the alignment of different body parts in relation to each other at a specific time. Particularly, this involves complex interactions between bones, muscles and the connective tissues that hold them together as […]

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March 12, 2021
Common Spinal Disorders in the Elderly and Their Treatments

Mobility is one of the central functions of humans. For it to be fulfilled, the spine, which is the central component of this function, has to work together with the rest of the musculoskeletal system in an intricate, complex manner to execute the required movements in a pain-free fashion. It has evolved through time to […]

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