Archive | April, 2015

Allergy shots

Immunotherapy or allergy shots have been used as a long-term treatment which reduces the symptoms among those who have allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, insect allergy and conjunctivitis. Allergy shots work by reducing the sensitivity of the individual to allergens and often provide lasting relief of the symptoms even after treatment has been stopped. This is […]

Proper management of frozen shoulder

The shoulder pain caused by frozen shoulder is a condition that involves the shoulder joint capsule and results to stiffness, pain and loss of shoulder joint movement. Remember that this condition is distinct from shoulder tendonitis or rotator cuff injury since only the joint capsule is affected. What are the causes? The exact cause of […]

Eye allergy symptoms

Once the eyes become red, itchy or starts to tear, the individual might have an eye allergy or allergic conjunctivitis which is a condition that affects millions of individuals all over the globe. If an individual is suspected with one of these eye allergies, consulting a doctor is a wise step so that proper assessment […]

Skin allergy: Skin rashes

The appearance of bumps, redness, itchiness and other skin conditions are quite common every now and then and their cause might not be easily determined. As for rashes, they can be triggered by various things including plants, food as well as an allergic reaction to a medication or an illness. It is important to note […]

Heat-related injuries

In any part of the world, once the temperature rises, heat-related injuries are likely to occur. Once the summer season arrives, it is the time of the year in which heat-related injuries are common. Even though heat-related injuries are the common forms of sports injuries that affect athletes, they can be prevented. Remember that heat-related […]

How to deal with sore muscles

Most of us experience sore muscles every now and then but usually a day after engaging in some type of physical activity. The sore muscles are due to DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) which is a condition that affects muscles 24-48 hours after physical activity. The soreness of the muscles serves as a response to […]

Heimlich maneuver for adults

The Heimlich maneuver should only be performed when an individual is choking and his/her life is endangered by an obstruction in the windpipe. It is important to note that choking is signaled by coughing, inability to speak or breathe and can result to loss of consciousness and death if not promptly managed. Remember to avoid […]

Dealing with allergies

Allergies involve an overreaction of the immune system which is responsible for fighting off infections. Remember that there are various types of allergies, including seasonal allergies, perennial allergies, food allergies, chronic allergies, animal allergies, medication allergies and many more. Some individuals develop a life-threatening allergy to latex while others become sensitized to certain substances they […]

What are the tapes used in taping?

There are different types of tapes that are used for taping and strapping in sports. The three major types of tapes used include elastic adhesive bandage, zinc oxide tape and elastic cohesive bandage. You can readily find these tapes in the market and commonly used in managing sports injuries. If you believe that these tapes […]

Brachial plexopathy

Brachial plexopathy tends to occur once the brachial plexus is damaged. The brachial plexus is the bundle of nerve that exits the spinal cord at the base of the neck in between the C5 and T1 vertebrae. What are the symptoms of brachial plexopathy? If an individual is suspected with brachial plexopathy, the following symptoms […]