My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.
20 September 2015
Have you been told that you need a hearing aid? If so, you'll have a large number of options to choose from. Hearing aids come in a variety of types and styles. Some fit behind the ear, others go completely into your ear canal to be more discreet, and still others are partially visible on the outside of the ear. The type of hearing aid you get will be largely influenced by how severe your hearing loss is, so your doctor may recommend a certain type.
10 September 2015
If you're on a portable oxygen concentrator and you're getting ready to travel by airplane, you should understand that your airline may require you to bring a statement from your physician in order to bring your concentrator on the plane. Some airlines have a specific form for your doctor to fill out. Others require a letter written on the doctor's formal letterhead. No matter what you need to provide, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
26 August 2015
If you have severe pain because of varicose veins and you hate the way that the veins look, it's time to see a specialist. You want to see a specialist so you can find out what is causing the issue, and how to treat it. Treatment for the problem used to be painful and extensive, but there are now less abrasive and less time consuming options with lasers and more. Ask your family doctor to give you a referral to a specialist, and do the following things before your appointment with the specialist.
11 August 2015
Long-term suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, could result in the development of Barrett's esophagus. If you have been recently diagnosed with this condition, it is important that you understand your treatment options. What Is Barrett's Esophagus? Barrett's esophagus is a digestive condition that causes changes to the tissue that lines the esophagus--the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. There are no specific symptoms that result from the condition, but since it is closely associated with and sometimes results from GERD, you can experience symptoms of that condition.
31 July 2015
If you're like many runners, at least some of your runs take place on the sides of banked roads. Running on a banked surface can cause your hips to become misaligned in your pelvis, as more pressure is put on the leg towards the center of the road than the one closer to the ledge. Hip misalignments can be corrected by a chiropractor, but many runners don't have the issue addressed because they're unaware it exists.