Signs of Knee Cartilage Damage

 

Knee Pain

The articular cartilage in the knee joint protects the bones from friction. When the cartilage is damaged in this weight-bearing joint, it can inhibit mobility and cause extensive discomfort. Cartilage does not repair itself automatically; if it is damaged, it will need treatment to repair. Here are some of the signs of knee cartilage damage:…

Difference Between 2D, 3D and 4D Ultrasounds

 

Ultrasound Options

When it is time to take the first look at your baby in the womb, you have choices. There is more than one kind of ultrasound available, including the original 2D, plus 3D and 4D. Before you decide to have your ultrasound performed, know the difference to choose the best option for your visual introduction…

Benefits of CoolSculpting Versus Liposuction

 

cryolipolysis

Trying to achieve fat loss can be frustrating. Even with a healthy diet and routine exercise, some areas on the body can seem difficult to reduce. A “muffin top” or belly bulge can persist even when the rest of your body is lean, or thighs, upper arms or hips can retain areas of fat. CoolSculpting…

Symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

 

Stenosis

The spine is designed to protect the nerves and spinal cord, allowing a space under the vertebrae and discs for these delicate components of the nervous system. When this space narrows, the nerves can be impacted from pressure, which is referred to as spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis can occur in the cervical or neck area,…

Epicanthoplasty for Larger Eyes

 

Eyelid Surgery

There are many people, especially of Asian descent, that want larger, more open, eyes. In Asian countries, this specialized plastic surgery is common at plastic surgery clinics, but it can also be performed in the U.S. Referred to as epicanthoplasty or Asian eyelid surgery, this delicate procedure can create larger eyes for those that prefer…

What Are the Symptoms of Impetigo?

 

Impetigo

Impetigo is a common childhood contagious skin infection that causes sores to form on the skin. While anyone can be exposed to and contract impetigo, it is most commonly found in young children, usually ages 2-5. Knowing the cause and recognizing the symptoms can help parents ensure their children get treatment quickly and reduce the…

Revitalizing the Midface with Dermal Fillers

 

Dermal Fillers

As you age, the skin, tissue and fat layers on your face change. While the skin noticeably may form lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes or near the lips, the midface changes are deeper. The density of the cheek and jowls can have a profound effect on the youthfulness of the face,…

Does a Torn Ear Lobe Require Surgery?

 

Ear Surgery

Ear lobes are often used as a decorative feature, adorning beautiful jewelry and enhancing appearance. However, when they become torn or disfigured, they can become a distraction and an embarrassment. Ear lobes, especially those that have been pierced, can be easily torn, creating a split lobe that is no longer attractive. When this occurs, a…

Pediatric Physical Therapy for Developmental Delay

 

Physical Therapy

Many children can experience developmental delays, including delays in cognitive, physical and movement development. For movement, balance and physical delays, physical therapy can be a beneficial treatment option. Pediatric physical therapists can provide exercises and therapies to help children achieve their physical milestones to increase their mobility and independence. Mobility development can be hindered in…

What You Need to Know About Leg Blood Clots

 

Blood Clot

Blood clots are thickened clumps of blood that can occur almost anywhere in the body in a vein or artery, but the most common place is in the legs. This is a natural occurrence – it can happen when you are injured or losing blood as a way to slow blood loss. These clots are…