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
Bones can be double scary this month. October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. With Halloween on the way, creepy skeletons and scary bone creatures are common, but these are not as frightening and alarming as when your own bones become thin and fragile. Weak and porous bone problems are part of a disease known as
As a parent of an athlete, it’s common to worry about any sports-related injury. Have you heard the phrase, “You just got your bell rung…walk it off and get back in the game?” Not so fast. As a parent, you need to know how to help your child get back on the playing field after
If you’re like most people, you’ve suffered some foot pain at some point in your life. Hopefully, the pain was minor, allowing you to continue with your healthy lifestyle. About 75% of Americans experience foot problems at one time or another. The majority of foot-related injuries in people aged 17 or older are ankle strains
Was it a slip on the ice? A run down a ski hill that didn’t end well? Or perhaps a LEGO® you didn’t see while traversing through your family room. However it happened, your ankle is killing you. It’s swollen, hurts to walk on, turning lovely shades of black and blue, and it isn’t very