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So you've got a big project at work or a paper to do for school, and you're at your wit's end. If you're depressed, it's really hard to get things done, since there are some characteristics of depression in particular that make doing a big project seem as likely as climbing Mt. Everest. For one thing, your brain and thought processes are probably a bit foggier than usual. A lot of people aren't aware of this, but mild or moderate cognitive impairment often accompanies depression.
Then there's the general feeling of everything being overwhelming. After all, when you're depressed, picking your outfit for the day can be difficult. Writing your dissertation or heading a big project at work? Ha, ha (hollow laugh), yeah, that's going to happen!
Well, it just so happens that this past spring I went through a business process analysis to improve the process we used to perform my job. The volume of work has almost doubled since I had started two years before, and some problems th...
Pain relief does not have to cause a financial meltdown. Here are some tips for the pennywise looking for both economic relief and pain relief.
Ice ($0) instead of anti-inflammatory medications ($8): Because the cooling action of ice helps to control swelling, it is a great way to control pain. Just ask any athlete who has had an injury, ice keeps them going with less pain.
Hand-held shower massager ($80) instead of a massaging chair ($3000): The Human Touch Massage chairs are nice, but who has an extra 3K to spend. A pulsating hot water massage in the shower can also relieve pain, without hurting your budget.
Heating pad ($20) instead of a spa ($2000): With winter approaching, it is important to keep those muscles warm; otherwise, they will become tense and spasm. But, please don't burn your skin.
Mattress Topper ($300) instead of a mattress ($2000): I love the Tempur Pedic products, but the mattress is very expensive. Sometimes the cheaper foam topper (a layer of foam on top...
The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
You should know
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