Everyone living with diabetes, whether it be type 1 or type 2, knows that daily exercise is an essential part of maintaining stable blood sugars, as well as strength and flexibility. Comorbidities, such as heart disease, are also held off with a good exercise program. But for many people living with diabetes, exercise can be a challenge because of side effects - neuropathy and frozen joints being the most prevalent problems! So, how do you get started when exercise hurts, or is uncomfortable?
Recently, I added a new service to my personal business called Gyrotonic® exercise, because of my own experience with Gyrotonic® and my torn rotator cuff. I have gotten more range of motion from Gyrotonic® exercise than I have from two rounds of physical therapy!
The Gyrotonic® method mimics the movements found in swimming, yoga, gymnastics and tai chi using machines, which alleviates much of the pressure felt during other forms of exercise. In ot...
Damage to the ligaments of the knee are fairly common injuries. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is affected most often. Many studies have been done to find the best treatment for this injury. Tears to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are not as common. Researchers report PCL injury occurs between 3.4 and 20 percent of the time. Treatment for PCL tears isn't standard. This means there isn't one best way to repair the damage. Doctors in Taiwan report on their success using a tendon graft from the knee. They took a piece of the quadriceps tendon above the kneecap and used it as a graft to replace the torn PCL. The quadriceps tendon is wider and thicker than the patellar tendon, which is located below the kneecap. The quadriceps tendon is also 1.36 times stronger than the patellar tendon. Measures of success included patient satisfaction, motion, function, and strength. The amount of knee looseness or laxity was measured. Patients also reported any symptoms. Each patient was exami...
Patients with cleidocranial dysostosis have a jaw and brow area that sticks out. The middle of their nose (nasal bridge) is wide.
The collar bones may be missing or abnormally developed. This pushes the shoulders together in front of the body.
Primary teeth do not fall out at the expected time. Adult teeth may develop later than normal, and an extra set of adult teeth grow in. This causes the normal teeth to become crooked.
The condition does not affect one's intelligence.
Other symptoms can include
Ability to touch shoulders together in front of body
Delayed closure of fontanelles ("soft spots")
Prominent forehead ( frontal bossing )
Signs and tests
There is often a family history of cleidocranial dysostosis. X-rays are usually taken and may show:
Undergrowth of the collarbone
Undergrowth of the shoulder blade
Failure of the area in the front of the pelv...
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