A plaster cast encases some part of the wearer's body and causes all sorts of unanticipated results. Here are some tips to make your experience somewhat easier.
I know how to cope with having a broken ankle and about the recovery process for it. I have broken my left ankle twice in my life. Once when I was a kid and again as an adult. The first time was a hairline fracture.
Researchers have found bacteria in some herniated disks. These bacteria may be causing chronic pain. Antibiotics can reduce chronic back pain in some people.
I am a survivor of traumatic brain injury who now works as a case manager with disabled adults. This article covers both my experience as well as that of one of my clients.
Broken toes can be extremely painful, making it difficult to walk for several weeks. Since only the big toe can be casted if it has been broken, buddy-taping can be a beneficial healing technique.
With a broken leg or ankle you have limited mobility and freedom. Here are some tips for how to survive 6 weeks or more that are required for your injury to heal.
What are damaged vocal cords and how do they happen? Find out why artists like Adele have to take a break from singing due to fried vocal cords and how to prevent them.
I had a complete tear of the Supraspinatus Tendon of the rotator cuff. This injury can cause pain and limited mobility of the shoulder. I discovered that treatment doesn't always require surgery.
Read about knee pain, especially from a torn meniscus. Treatment options, tips, knee surgery info, and medical videos are included.
A scalp hematoma is usually a sign that head trauma has occurred and that medical attention should be sought immediately. This article identifies symptoms and preventative measures.
Colles’ fracture is a specific type of broken wrist in which there is a break at the lower part of the radius bone close to the wrist. Pictures, symptoms, treatment, surgery, and healing time.
From broken patella to walking again, here are some tips, strategies, and products that have helped me to cope and recover from my injury
Using the same muscles, day in and day out, can really take a toll on your wrists, causing carpal tunnel to develop. Here's a personal guide to how I deal with this condition.
Rotator cuff pain can be a result of a strain, overuse of the muscle region, or a tear in the tendon. Therapeutic exercises can help relieve the pain.
A guide to returning to running after a broken leg. Bone fractures can cause havoc with a racing season, but recovery must be the priority for any runner.
Bruising and swelling associated with knee injuries can be severe. Find out more about acute knee injuries and the resulting bruising and swelling here.
A disc protrusion, or herniated disc, often occurs in the lumbar spine and can be very painful. Here are the causes and treatments.
As a pedestrian commuter in Seattle, I've had the pleasure of commuting every day in wintry conditions, whether I wanted to or not. Here are some of my tips for how to navigate safely.
Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and recovery time for a broken wrist. Hear my own story about how breaking my wrist may have saved my life and how long it took my wrist to heal.
If you can't lift your arm above your head, or it hurts when you lift your arm, or your shoulder hurts when you sleep on it—and this goes on for days or weeks—you may have a rotator cuff injury.
A soft tissue hematoma occurs when a ruptured blood vessel leaks blood into the surrounding fatty tissue. This can cause a lump to form and a large bruise to appear on the affected area.
Over the course of one weekend I managed to break one ankle and sprain the other. This is the story of my treatment and recovery.
When I broke my ankle, the repair involved inserting a plate and screws. After my recovery, I had to make a decision: should I have the surgery to remove them? This is what I learned from my research.