How to Fix Flared Ribs: Physical Therapy Exercises and Posture Tips

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Posture affects many aspects of your life, from balance and movement to long-term health and well-being. If you have been told that you have flared ribs, you may wonder how they impact your posture and what you can do to fix them.  Flared ribs are not always a problem, but they can sometimes indicate shallow […]

“How Long Does Gout Last?” and Other Important Things to Know About It

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Have you been diagnosed with gout? Gout attacks, while intensely painful, fortunately, have a somewhat predictable duration and frequency, although these can vary significantly from person to person. Gout is more than a mere inconvenience characterized by sharp pain, swelling, and general discomfort. This all-too-common but often misunderstood condition can significantly impact our joints as […]

COVID-19 and Vertigo: Understanding the Connection

Have you ever experienced a sensation where it seems like the room is spinning around you, or you’re moving when you’re stationary?  This unsettling feeling is known as vertigo, which is not a disease but a symptom of various conditions that affect your inner ear or brain’s balance system. Vertigo can lead to feelings of […]

Common Causes (and Solutions) to Age-Related Muscle Weakness 

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As the years pass, you might find your muscles aren’t as strong or noticeable as they once were. This phenomenon is known as sarcopenia.  The term is derived from the Greek word for “loss of flesh,” but in this case refers to muscle loss leading to muscle weakness. Sarcopenia is a common issue that plagues […]

Shingles Stages for Seniors & What to Expect

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Understanding the basics of the primary shingles stages, how it can affect your day-to-day life, and the best available treatment options can make a big difference in your overall recovery for a better quality of life. What Are Shingles? Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes […]