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Year: 2018

Articles created in the year 2018

The Power of Ice

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Using ice to treat injuries is one of the oldest methods of pain management.Proven to be safe and effective at reducing swelling, relieving pain and decreasing muscle spasms, ice therapy is an easy self-care technique that anyone can administer.Every mother knows to put ice on a bruised knee after a soccer game or on a teething toddler's tender gums.But do you really know how ice works?Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange...

Why R.I.C.E.?

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
What is R.I.C.E.and why do you want it? Among the most recommended icing techniques for reducing inflammation and treating minor injuries is R.I.C.E., an acronym for rest, ice, compression and elevation.It's best used for pulled muscles, sprained ligaments, soft tissue injury, and joint aches.Applying R.I.C.E.treatments will decrease pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, swelling and tissue damage.It achieves this by reducing blood flow from local vessels near the injury and decreasing fluid hemorrhaging as a result of cell damage...

Powerful Arthritis Pain Relief For All Of Us

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
When you ask what arthritis is, professinals will tell you it's inflammation of one or more joints.However, you know it better as pain, swelling, stiffness, deformity, and/or a diminished range of motion of those joints! It is estimated that more than 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other related conditions.Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis...

Top FAQs About Nail Fungus

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Nail fungus, also known as Onychomycosis, is an organism that digests the keratin found in your fingernails and toenails.The fingernail and toenail are naturally built to be strong barriers, and resistant to parasites and other illnesses.But because of how powerful this barrier is, when the disease is present, it's sometimes quite difficult to eliminate.How can I prevent nail fungus?Among the most important measures in preventing nail infections is to maintain nails well trimmed, but not over trimming them...