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Who am I? I can barely recognize myself because the rheumatoid arthritis has severely deformed my hands, my feet and my legs. The first 50 years of my life from 1841 to 1891 must have been in another body because this one cannot even hold up my favorite pipe or roll my favorite cigarettes. This decrepit shell has really failed me now that one side is nearly completely paralyzed. The doctors say I had a stroke , but I don't know if that is right because my neck hurts me something fierce. Luckily, I am ambidextrous so that I can continue my work at creating beauty.
Although I have been offered the latest chemicals like antipyrine , I prefer not to use treatments that could interfere with my creativity. My goal is to just keep moving. So, I have taken up juggling daily to keep my arms and hands limber. I also enjoy playing billiards because I have to get into so many different poses just for a chance to beat my wife. With each bend in the knee or twist of the arm, I believe I can ma...
Every time I shave my legs, I get itchy, red bumps. How can I get rid of them and how can I prevent them?
In order to take care of shaving-related irritations, it's important to know the underlying cause of inflamed bumps. Razor burn, which results from improper shaving techniques, can create a rash-like appearance that usually fades on its own after a few days. On the other hand, it's possible that those razor bumps are the result of ingrown hairs, which are also referred to as pseudofolliculitis barbae.
When shaving, make sure you use a gentle hand. If your problem is simply razor burn, you need to make a few adjustments to your shaving routine in order to reduce irritation and inflammation. To start, soften the hair by soaking your legs for several minutes in warm water. Invest in a moisturizing shave gel-soap doesn't cut it-and lather the shaving area completely. Let the lather sit on the hair for a minute before proceeding.
Instead of trying to hold on to dis...
New evidence shows that special hands-on treatment given by trained physical therapists helps ease pain and stiffness in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The manual treatments used by the physical therapists in this study included hands-on tissue work, graded joint movements, and stretching. These treatments have been shown to calm pain and inflammation, help joints move better, and relax muscles. Eighty-three patients were randomly placed in either a treatment group or a control group. Both groups were given a survey about their pain. They were also tested to see how far they could walk in a six-minute period. Then the patients went to therapy two times each week for a total of four weeks. Along with manual therapies, the patients in the treatment group also did standard knee exercises in the clinic and at home. Participants in the control group were only given mock ultrasound treatments set at the lowest possible level, too low to really help their knee problem. This group was also...
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