Swimming is a great form of exercise that is especially beneficial for individuals with joint pain. It provides resistance while taking the pressure off of weight-bearing joints, allowing for freedom of movement, and a greater range of motion that what would be allowed on land. Just remember to carefully supervise any individual that cannot swim, has limited mobility, and swim only where approved and where a lifeguard is on duty. Never dive into water without first knowing how deep it is. Another great way to soothe those aching joints is with the TENS unit, a small, hand-held device that sends electronic pulses through a set of electrodes which block pain signals to the brain and feels just like a deep tissue massage. It soothes the nerves and brings relief to individuals experiencing joint pain. (more…)
Health Tips for the Summer Now that warmer weather is upon us, the desire to spend more time outdoors is a no-brainer. However, a broader range of activities also elevates the potential for accidents and injuries. The following health tips (along with a little bit of good, old-fashioned common sense) should help you enjoy all the beauty of nature and the activities of summer while keeping you and your family healthy and safe.
I love a good picnic. The sun, the company, and the food are a good combination if you’re looking for a great time. (more…)
There are eight categories that a medical supply company must be certified in to distribute durable medical goods such as TENS units, wrist and knee braces, back braces, and ED devices. This article is the first in a series touching on the eight separate categories necessary. The first category is Organization, Governance and Administrative Management Standards. (more…)
A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Unit, or TENS Unit, is a device that produces gentle electrical pulses through two or more pads that are placed onto the body. These pulses help reduce the feeling of pain in the area they are placed by stimulating the body produce natural pain relievers called endorphins. (more…)
Wrist Braces help with one of the more common injuries a person can develop involves the wrist. Almost every activity one engages in requires bending, moving, lifting and twisting of the hands, which directly affects the wrist. And with computers being more and more prevalent in our lives, typing and any kind of repetitive motion can aggravate the wrist joint and eventually cause injury.
Today’s youth are especially prone to aggravating their wrists by playing video games that can stress the wrist joint. Often seen as stress relief, the action of playing video games requires constant finger and wrist movement in one direction repeatedly. This can cause damage and pain to your wrists. Taking frequent breaks and relaxing the hands for a few minutes in between games can help prevent damage to your wrists. (more…)
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, was first developed for use in the treatment of sleep apnea. This disorder, which can affect up to 20% of all adults, is the result of air passages closing during sleep. When the air passage is cut off, the afflicted person will often startle or wake up before normal breathing begins again. This cycle can happen several times throughout the night for mild cases of sleep apnea or hundreds of times for severe cases. Regardless, the lack of REM sleep a person with sleep apnea achieves directly affects their energy level the next day. Their exhaustion is reflected in different ways that will affect nearly every aspect of their life. (more…)
There are millions of men in the world that suffer from erectile dysfunction. It can be detrimental to the sex libido of any relationship, but there are treatments that can help get your sex life back to normal. The most popular and televised treatments involve pharmaceuticals. However, there is another option available that is relative free from the side affects prescribed medications can have on your body. An E.D. pump is the only external form of treatment for erectile dysfunction. Testing has shown that erections are achieved over 98% of the time when using the pump correctly. An E.D. pump can be the solution to get you back in control when the moment arises. (more…)
As we become physically more inactive, ailments such as back pain, neck pain and cramps would become more prevalent. It is surprising to note that young people in their twenties are suffering from mild to severe back pain. The bigger cause of concern is that people are unable if not unwilling to enroll in a strict fitness regime to remain healthy. One cannot even blame someone suffering from back pain since the normal lifestyle these days are that of minimal physical movement and absolute lack of outdoor activities, unless you are in a job that is physically demanding. Having said all of that, back pain can also be caused by excessive physical strain and as an associated problem to several health problems.
Have you or a loved one had decreased back function due to injury, overwork, or overstrain of muscles? I personally had a mother who had back injury and had the same problem. However my worries dissipated into thin air when I came across the Cybertech Mechanical Advantage back brace.
At first, I thought it was just another flimsy brace which would not have any major effect. However, upon closer examination I discovered that using a special pulley system, It provides excellent Lumbar support. This pulley system gives the user control of power which, because of this system is 6 times stronger than it would have been originally.
This power does what people with lower back problems cannot do naturally; it tightens until maximum support from the spine is reached. (more…)