You know how it is. You wake up after what you thought was a great night’s sleep only to find your arm in a semi-permanent position above your head. The shoulder pain — ouch! Slowly, but surely your shoulder loosens and allows your arm to return to a normal position. That same morning you reach
Osteoporosis is a sneaky disease and is painless in the beginning stages of bone loss. As it advances, one can have painful fractures and bone deformities, such as dowager’s hump or kyphosis of the spine. These injuries can lead to loss of quality and quantity of life. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis and
The pain was still manageable, but her legs were bowing and she was hunching over. Jeanne D. says she’s had knee problems for a long time. “I was able to keep moving for years by visiting OSMC for occasional pain injections,” she says. “The pain was still manageable, but I had significant bowing of my
After years of shaking off a regular, but small bit of knee pain, Larry Baranowski says,” all of sudden it seemed like the pain got so bad, so fast. I had massive amounts of pain and swelling from just a little walking.” “I decided to try some pain injections, but I had no relief. The
Being a pain in the neck is better than having a pain in the neck. These days, with more time in front of our computers and on our phones in not-so-ergo-friendly offices (aka the sofa), we’re setting ourselves up for unwelcomed aches and pains. With win ter behind us and spring cleaning ahead of us,
Her sewing room was in the basement. She was not. With the severe osteoarthritis, Cheryle Barton’s right knee wouldn’t let her get to one of her favorite pastimes – sewing. “I upholster and do mending, and recently I’ve been making facemasks, she explains.” Suffering with knee pain for years, Cheryle worked to strengthen her knee
Big trouble with his golf game, it’s something Dale Schrock never anticipated from that last batch of leaves he gathered. “Late last October, I was emptying the bag of leaves, something I’ve done hundreds of times before, and I lost my balance on an incline area in the yard. Down I went on my right shoulder.
If you’re in or nearing middle age, there’s an excellent chance you’ve noticed that your body doesn’t move the same as it did when you were younger. You might feel stiff in the morning when you get out of bed. You might find aches and pains occur more easily and more often after routine chores.
As lifestyles have changed to include more time in front of video conferencing equipment instead of exercise equipment, pain has become an unwelcomed side effect. Single instances of “overdoing it” or obvious injuries often resolve with time and conservative care, but what happens when the pain persists? When it becomes a part of your daily
Announcement for Business Leaders: OSMC is part of a network that now offers a new program. Medova Healthcare Financial Group, program administrator for Lifestyle Health Plans, has partnered with Beacon Health System and its ACO, CHA ACO, LLC to provide employers in Elkhart County, St. Joseph County, and the surrounding area with a value-based group