Whether your child requires a prosthetic limb due to a congenital abnormality or due to a traumatic injury or illness, there will be challenges that will need to be overcome. Some of those challenges may involve battles over when to wear the prosthesis. Here are some tips that will help you encourage your child to wear their prosthesis. Use a Reward System When you were trying to potty train your child, you may have employed a reward system.
The absolute worst time to discover a life-threatening bee sting allergy is when you or a loved one has just been stung. At this point, your only course of action is calling 911 and heading to the nearest emergency room. Here's what you need to know about allergy testing and being prepared for a life-threatening event. Step One: Get an Allergy Test If you have a family history of severe allergic reactions, or you or your child has shown a systemic reaction to bee stings in the past, getting a formal test from an allergist is a good place to start.
When you do to the dermatologist for a regular checkup, or because you noticed something strange like a new mole or other such skin issues, the last thing you expect or want to hear is that you have skin cancer. However, skin cancer is far more common than most people would think. Around 5 million people in the United States receive treatment for skin cancer every year, after all. What is less common is a diagnosis of Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer.
Recovering from knee replacement will always require some physical rehabilitation. The more avenues you approach your recovery from, the better. It can be disheartening that the recovery process is sometimes, temporarily, as painful as the knee condition that required surgery in the first place. But by working through the stress, the pain, and the physical effects, you can make your rehabilitation as effective as possible. Stress Reduction Sometimes, when people hear that there is a psychological aspect to their pain, it can seem like a dismissal: you only think you're in pain.
Custom orthotics are man-made devices that are solely developed for an individual's foot. Rather than buying an orthotic off-the-shelf, podiatrists often recommend custom orthotics for treating some common feet problems. Custom orthotics ensure that the fit is specifically designed to treat existing conditions and prevent future injuries according to the person's unique situation and physical condition. Here are three common problems that custom orthotics can solve. 1. Imbalance Many people suffer from imbalance due to structural problems in the foot.