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  • 07/27/2017
    Bacteria needs water to grow. It likes a warm moist environment and is found where moisture can accumulate.  It loves to live in saunas, and that’s what your shoes become when they are warm and moist all day. Below are a few ideas to eliminate bacteria from your feet. Wash your shoes...
  • 07/25/2017
    Your hand has 28 bones, 29 joints and an intricate network of ligaments, tendons and nerves. All of these things help you to comb your hair, button your shirt or even give a thumbs up, but when you have arthritis or another condition that affects your hands, the simplest tasks can be painful. See...
  • 07/13/2017
    When cleaning, make sure to use your large muscle groups, use products that are lightweight and avoid unnecessary bending and twisting in order to avoid injuring your joints. Choose products that are lightweight such as cordless vacuums or carpet sweepers. And when using mops and sponges, use...
  • 06/29/2017
    Flexor Tendinitis Repetitive throwing can irritate and inflame the flexor/pronator tendons where they attach to the humerus bone on the inner side of the elbow. Athletes will have pain on the inside of the elbow when throwing, and if the tendinitis is severe, pain will also occur during rest...
  • 06/29/2017
    People are at risk of losing a finger or having other debilitating injuries while using fireworks. Follow these safety tips to help avoid injury to your hands, arms or even face. Always follow the precautions on the packaging and/or consider watching a professional fireworks display instead of...
  • 06/14/2017
    Watch Dr. Robby Amiot discuss why flip flops get a bad rap, what happens to the foot when they’re being worn and if you MUST wear them, what would be the best type to purchase to minimize the damage to your foot.
  • 06/14/2017
    Always warm up before a round of golf. Do some simple stretching exercises focusing on your shoulders, back and legs. This is especially important if you have arthritis that’s aggravated by playing golf. Protect your skin by using sunscreen. Wear sunglasses to filter out UVA and UVB rays, and...
  • 06/14/2017
    Low back pain is a common complaint among golfers. It’s often caused by a poor swing. The rotational stresses of the golf swing can place considerable pressure on the spine and muscles. Poor flexibility and muscle strength can cause minor strains in the back that can easily become a severe injury...
  • 06/14/2017
    Golfer’s Elbow is a common injury. It’s an inflammation of the tendons that attach your forearm muscles to the inside of the bone at your elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse and this leads to pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow. One of the best ways to...
  • 05/30/2017
    A good fitting shoe is important with any activity that you’re participating in. As we age, our feet change as far as width and length. Make sure that when you purchase new shoes that you have someone who properly fits your feet for the specific type of shoe that you are looking for. A good...