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Physical Therapy After Rotator Cuff And Shoulder Surgery: What To Expect

A torn rotator cuff means that you have ripped one or more of the four "cuff" tendons in your shoulder. Not only is this condition painful, but in extreme cases it also means that you cannot move, lift or rotate your arm in the shoulder socket. While it is a very common occurrence among athletes and body builders, it can occur in anyone who experiences repeat motion of the shoulder, a severe car accident or an impact fall where the person lands right on the shoulder joint. Read More 

Troubleshooting An Uncomfortable Hearing Aid

Since hearing aids can become a part of your daily life, it's important to find a hearing aid that is comfortable and effortless to use. There are many different styles of hearing aids, and it often comes down to individual preference with the ones that you'll like the most. Here are some tips on finding the best hearing aids for your comfort.  Try a Different Style Finding the right hearing aid is a very personal choice, and that's why there are many different models of hearing aids on the market. Read More 

3 Things Parents Need To Know About Pityriasis Alba

Pityriasis alba is a skin condition that affects children. It's characterized by hypopigmented patches on the skin, which may cause cosmetic concerns. Here are three things parents need to know about pityriasis alba. What are the signs of pityriasis alba? If your child develops pityriasis alba, you'll see hypopigmented patches on their skin. Hypopigmented is a medical term that refers to a loss of skin color. These patches tend to be slightly scaly and are often seen on highly-visible areas like the face or neck. Read More 

What To Expect After Your LASIK Surgery

If you've decided to undergo LASIK surgery to have your vision corrected, congratulations. Soon, you'll be seeing clearly without the worry of glasses or contacts. While this procedure has become quite popular and is pretty straightforward, you probably have some questions about what to expect as you heal and recover. This article should give you a better idea of what to expect in the days following your surgery. When the surgery is complete… Read More 

3 Things Swimmers Need To Know About Biceps Tendinitis

Biceps tendinitis, also called bicipital tendinitis, is a sports injury characterized by inflammation of the tendon that connects the biceps to the shoulder bones. Here are three things swimmers need to know about biceps tendinitis. How does swimming lead to biceps tendinitis? Biceps tendinitis is an overuse injury, which means that it develops in response to repetitive microtrauma. The muscles and tendons in your shoulders have to work very hard when you swim. Read More