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Nobody likes a complainer. I know I don’t, and that’s why it’s I often keep MS symptoms to myself. I tell Jake pretty much everything, eventually. He’s supportive and kind, but that doesn’t mean that I should spell out every ache and pain that he can’t fix. Heaven knows, he’s got his hands full with me, besides having his own aches and pains. On the job , I appear to be doing very well, despite MS. I only work mornings, when I’m at my best, and I could be a poster child for one of those people living with MS and doing great! This is one place where I can lift the veil and put a spotlight on my world. Here I can honestly answer the question, “How are you?” knowing that I will not be branded a complainer. Here, I can speak to the people who “get it” because they live it. Here we have an obligation to share the truth behind the smile, lest we give the wrong impression. It was five summers ago that MS hit me like a frei...
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common problem among military soldiers in training. In fact, it's the main reason soldiers are given a medical discharge. PFPS is also common among runners. PFPS causes pain behind the kneecap during running, squatting, and stair climbing. Even though PFPS is common, we still don't know exactly what causes it. Researchers suggest factors such as muscle weakness, loss of muscle control, and changes in the foot and ankle. How do we treat something when we don't know what causes it? What works for one person may not work for everyone. In this study, physical therapists in the military looked at the use of a shoe insert for PFPS. The insert is called a foot orthotic . They used an off-the-shelf and ready-to-use orthotic. It's a premolded full-length insole that fits inside the shoe. It has a firm arch support and heel cushion. The shoe insert was combined with a modified training program. Forty-five men and women with PFPS were examined before wearing ...
For 3 weeks now, I have pain that started behind my right ear. I thought it was a pinched nerve, went to chiropractor for adjustment, it's still the same. Also went to hospital Emergency Room they did cat scan, found nothing. Referred me to a neurologist, the appointment is two weeks away. What should I do, can't stand this much longer. I am an 80 year old female. Betty.
Unfortunately, it's virtually impossible to suggest much for you via the Internet. Only a doctor who's had the opportunity to review your medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and examine you in person can safely suggest anything to relieve your pain because, without knowing what's caused it as well as your medical history, we can't know what's safe or appropriate to suggest.
Two suggestions are to call your family doctor for assistance between now and your appointment with the neurolog...
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