Mobility Issues

March 11, 2021
Wheelchair Exercises for Seniors

Why Do so Many Seniors require a Wheelchair? We must come to a realization that at some point in our lives we will begin to experience a natural degradation in the human structures related to mobility including muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons (1). After the age of 65, the physical decline commonly results in an […]

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March 8, 2021
What is Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of chronic inflammatory arthritis. Unfortunately, for a disease entity that can seriously impair functionality, its cause is still not known. RA is a form of autoimmune disease characterized by symmetric arthritis of several small joints in the body, most commonly those of the hands and the feet. […]

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March 3, 2021
Guide To Top Rated Manual Wheelchairs in the Market

Disclaimer: Healthcreeds is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Gone were the days when the only difference among wheelchairs were sizes, modified to suit the user’s individual measurements. Through advancement in research and technology, a wheelchair can pretty much be tailored to anyone’s needs and lifestyle: […]

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February 28, 2021
Psoriatic Arthritis in Feet: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Management

What is Psoriasis? Before moving on to psoriatic arthritis of the feet, one should know what psoriasis is. Psoriasis is, what we in the medical community call, an autoimmune disease. This means that the body’s immune system goes berserk and starts attacking its own cells. Think of it as a coup that the body’s own […]

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February 26, 2021
Distal Muscular Dystrophy: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Management

What is Distal Muscular Dystrophy? Distal muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a distal disease that consists of a group of rare muscle diseases (i.e., myopathies). These diseases generally start from distal muscles (i.e., muscles of hands and feet) and then spread to the rest of the body.  Causes: DMD is a genetic disease and may be […]

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February 24, 2021
Painful Curves: Dowager Hump Explained

Overview When viewed from the side, the spine supporting the back and abdomen follows an S-shaped curve. This shape makes the distribution of weight even and has a significant contribution in balance and flexibility. From the same perspective, there are three normal spine curves, namely: cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back and […]

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January 28, 2021
Setting Expectations Before Learning To Walk Again With A Spinal Cord Injury

Most people with spinal cord injury have altered senses and impaired muscle function below the level of injury. Some of the examples include problems with bowel/bladder control and sexual dysfunction. Apart from these physical problems, spinal cord injury also means a great emotional burden for the patient and their family/friends. It is also a challenge […]

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January 28, 2021
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Is It Possible To Walk Again?

Have you, or a family member of yours, suffered a spinal cord injury? If so, you are one of several million people worldwide that live with this issue. Being wheelchair-bound is the greatest fear for most of these people, and learning to walk again is their greatest wish. But should this wish rather be a […]

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January 24, 2021
The Weak Leg Epidemic: Shedding Light on the Loss of Mobility in the Elderly

Background The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mobility as the ability to move around in the environment and maintain body positions. This also encompasses handling and moving objects as well as moving around using transportation. Preserving this function, particularly in the elderly population, is vital in maintaining the quality of life.  In […]

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