Reasons To Get Prosthetics

If you lost your limbs in a car crash, all is not lost as you can turn to prosthetics. Prosthetics are devices designed to replace body parts and restore one's natural ability. Orthopedists design prosthetics as per your anatomy to ensure a comfortable fit.   Here are five key reasons to get prosthetics. Boost Self-Esteem Weak self-esteem can lead to depression and withdrawal from social activities. Prosthetics can allow you to participate in social activities and handle tasks independently.

2 Common Causes Of Foot Pain In Your Heel

Foot pain isn't easy to live with when every step you take makes you feel miserable. You can have pain anywhere in your foot, but heel pain is quite common. Sometimes heel pain gets better with rest and other times rest makes the pain worse once you get up and start walking again. That's because there are a few different causes of heel pain. You'll need a doctor to diagnose the reason for your pain and recommend treatment.

Benefits of an Independent Orthopedic Evaluation

Mines comprise numerous work hazards, including falling debris and rocks, deep pits, and trenches. When a miner is injured and demands compensation from their employer, the employer and their insurance company may not immediately accept liability. Their reluctance to compensate may be due to the severity of the injury. For instance, workers with spinal injuries may seek huge compensation claims because they are unlikely to resume their normal body function. Thus, employers and insurance companies may deny liability to avoid incurring compensation expenses.

How A Sports Medicine Doctor Can Help You Recover From A Marathon

Running a marathon is not easy. When it's all over, you will probably feel proud of yourself, but also exhausted. In the weeks that follow, you'll want to focus on your recovery. Here are a few ways a sports medicine doctor can help with that. IV Hydration If you visit your sports medicine doctor the day after your marathon, or even the day of, they might want to give you an IV.

Do You Have A Leg-Length Discrepancy?

If you are experiencing pain in your hips, knees, and ankles, or are having gait issues, like a limp, then you should visit an orthopedist to see if you have a leg-length discrepancy (LLD). Believe it or not, between 40 to 70% of the population has some form of LLD. Read on to learn more about this condition and how to correct it. What Causes LLDs? There are two types of LLDS: structural and functional.