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.
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.
Getting around with an injured ankle can be a challenge. Based on my own experience, I hope to help you through this difficult time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From broken patella to walking again, here are some tips, strategies, and products that have helped me cope with and recover from my injury.
A plaster cast encases some part of the wearer's body and causes all sorts of unanticipated results. Here are some tips to make your experience somewhat easier.
Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and recovery time for a broken wrist. After breaking both of my wrists in an accident, I began the long journey toward recovery.
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.
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.
Learn how I successfully resolved my plantar fasciitis pain, including ten non-standard techniques that reduced my symptoms and got me back on my feet.
Post-concussion syndrome, especially when prolonged, is not something the American medical system is equipped to handle. This is one woman's experience and how she learned to research and advocate for herself due to poor treatment.
In this article, I share the experience I've had so far gathering equipment and developing a do-it-yourself physical therapy program for my broken wrist.
I had carpal tunnel surgery by a hand specialist. Later my primary physician found compressed discs in my neck. He said that may have been causing my hand to get numb and I may never have had a carpal tunnel issue.
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.
I had a complete tear of the Supraspinatus Tendon of the rotator cuff. This injury can cause pain and limited mobility of the shoulder. I discovered that treatment doesn't always require surgery.
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.
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.
Photobiomodulation, a fancy word for light therapy, can provide significant natural benefits for several health conditions. It was a breakthrough for me to finally start recovering three years after a brain injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.