LimbO Adult Below-Elbow Waterproof Protector Review
This is a review of the LimbO waterproof arm protector.
How to Restore Feeling in a Numb Finger After Stitches
Have you lost sensation in your finger after a deep cut that required stitches? Scroll to the middle to learn how I restored feeling in my numb finger after the stitches were removed. I have included my whole experience, for those who want to learn more about what to expect when you get stitches.
Recovery Tips for TBI/Post-Concussion Syndrome Patients
I have been rehabilitating from my traumatic brain injury (TBI) for almost 10 months, during which time I have learned that doing certain things daily helps me a lot with my symptoms. This is not medical advice by any means, just what I have found that helps me.
11 Things Doctors Don't Tell You About a TBI and PCS
On March 13, 2020, I had an accident with one of my horses and sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I managed to get hit in the front of the head by the horse's head; the back of my head hit the metal stall bars. Here are 11 things I wish I had known.
How I Relieved My Plantar Fasciitis, Heel, and Foot Pain
We all take our feet for granted until something goes wrong. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot and heel pain, but it can easily be treated. However, as always, prevention is the best treatment.
Moving Past the Guilt of Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury
I am a survivor of traumatic brain injury who now works as a case manager with disabled adults. This article covers both my experience as well as that of one of my clients.
How I Am Recovering From One Broken Ankle and One Sprained Ankle
Over the course of one weekend I managed to break one ankle and sprain the other. This is the story of my treatment and recovery.
My Chiari Malformation: When Your Brain Is Too Big for Your Skull
All my life, I have been told I must have "big brains to hold all that smartness in." Little did I know this was actually true.
Gymnastic Injuries: Managing My Daughter's Sever's Disease
Sever's disease is a horrible name that makes parents and gymnasts cringe. Despite its name, Sever's disease is a common gymnastics injury, and it can be easily managed.
The Difficulties of Living With Foot Drop and How You May Treat It
The causes, signs, and symptoms of having foot drop. This article is about my personal experience dealing with foot drop.
How I Learned to Live With a Broken Leg or Ankle Without Losing My Mind
With a broken leg or ankle you have limited mobility and freedom. Here are some tips for how to survive 6 weeks or more that are required for your injury to heal.
My Experience Recovering From a Broken Ankle
I know how to cope with having a broken ankle and going through the recovery process. I have broken my left ankle twice in my life: once when I was a kid and again as an adult. The first time was a hairline fracture, but the second time was more serious.
How I Treated My Plantar Fasciitis Heel and Foot Pain
An explanation of effective treatment options to help relieve plantar fasciitis foot pain and inflammation. For me, I found that the cure was actually free and easy.
My Experience and Treatment for Tendinosis (Not Tendinitis)
Tendinosis is a degeneration of the collagen fibers of a tendon. It is caused by a repetitive micro-trauma. Unlike tendinitis, there is no inflammation. This is my story.
My Story of Surgery for a Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
After carpal tunnel surgery, I was diagnosed with Cervical Radiculopathy. Herniated discs in my neck caused my numb hand.
My Story of Treating a Torn Rotator Cuff Without Surgery
The author of this article is a technical research writer who had a complete tear of the rotator cuff supraspinatus tendon. He discusses how he avoided surgery.
Broken Ankle Screw and Plate Removal Surgery: Yes or No?
When I broke my ankle, the repair involved inserting a plate and screws. After my recovery, I had to make a decision: should I have the surgery to remove them? This is what I learned from my research.
A Severed Flexor Tendon in the Pinky Finger: My Story
Injuring part of the hand can cause long-term pain if not treated correctly in the initial stages. Learn how a mere pinky injury affected my life, and what I did about it.
Effective Shoe Inserts for Plantar Fasciitis: Orthotic Insoles With Good Arch Support
The best inserts for plantar fasciitis replace the flat insoles in running shoes, casual footwear and dress shoes. Orthotics and special insoles help reduce heel pain by providing arch support, contributing to foot stability.
Tips for Parents: Concussion Recovery Activities for Kids to Combat Boredom
Resting the brain doesn't come naturally to children, yet rest is needed for concussion recovery. This list helped us relieve boredom when our daughter had a concussion.
Concussion Symptoms and Care - What I Learned From My Son's Experience
If you hit your head hard and are now feeling foggy, having head pain, or having trouble remembering, you may have a concussion. Check these symptoms and see if you need to go to the doctor.