Have you ever wondered what helps us maintain correct posture? What makes us move? Or why our internal organs don’t collapse against each other? Fascia is responsible for these and many other essential functions in our body.
All of us occasionally complain about back pain. We often suffer from low back, neck, and upper back problems. However, sometimes when we try to lie down, turn on our side, sneeze or cough, we start to feel pain between the shoulder blades. Usually, this is nothing serious, although the pain can be bothersome.
Bionics in medicine, i.e. the replacement or support of various organs and body parts with devices that closely imitate their natural functioning, is a relatively new phenomenon that is, however, rapidly gaining popularity.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, two million patients get treatment for plantar fasciitis annually. It typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of a foot near the heel. The pain is usually the worst in the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or when we get up from sitting.
A sedentary lifestyle, lack of regular physical activity, overweight, poor posture, and stress can all be the cause of one of the most common ailments we complain about – back pain.
A comprehensive, holistic approach is extremely important in treating Parkinson’s disease. Alternative, complementary treatments can be used at any stage of the disease, helping to combat not only the physical symptoms but also the negative effects of the disease on the mental well-being.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is not a well-known condition. Few doctors have heard of it and even fewer patients. Therefore, it is not easy to get an accurate diagnosis and even harder to get an appropriate treatment for this extremely painful condition.
It strikes at the most unexpected moment, causing excruciating and stabbing pain in the back, often radiating all the way down to the foot. It makes it difficult to sleep, bend down, in acute cases, even walk. Sciatica – a nightmare afflicting 40% of people, has an unpleasant tendency to return. What is its cause and how is it treated?
It has been almost two years since the coronavirus pandemic began. In February 2020, none of us thought it would last that long. None of us expected it to have such an impact on our daily lives and, more importantly, on our health. Today, almost two years after the first cases appeared, we have much more data on COVID-19 and the possible long-term consequences of contagion.
If you suffer from pain in the knee joint – you are not alone. Data from the American Academy of Family Physicians shows that approximately 25% of the adult population complains of recurring knee pain. It causes functional limitations and, as a result, lowers the quality of life. People who complain of knee pain problems with the meniscus are frequent patients in rehabilitation clinics. Most patients are not sure what would be better – surgery or less invasive methods, such as rehabilitation.