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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Information of Bunion

This bump or deformity is called haluxvagus, commonly known as a Bunion. It occurs when the joint tissues of the big toe get misplaced.

The pressure on the joints, imbalanced weight increase puts a pressure on the big toe making it unstable and forcing it to bend towards the other fingers which causes a bump at the end of the big toe.

It is also attributed to the toe type inherited, shoe type, high heels, ageing and arthritis. Wrong type of shoes and high heels can cause the bones of the foot to deform. Hence, women are more prone to bunions. However, there is an argument over this where some experts say that high heeled shoes to not contribute to bunion formation.

It is quite painful. Since they are at the base of the big toe, they bear a lot of weight while you walk. People who have stiffer joints or those who suffer from arthritis are more prone to bunion formation at an earlier stage.

To relieve pain, we have Aids in the market. HomeHealthCare markets a variety of Bunion Aids.

Bunion Aid relieves the pain quickly and effectively. By using the aid, deformed big toe is pulled back from the second toe hence stabilizing the arches.

It can be treated at home without surgery by wearing well fitted shoes, avoiding high heels, choosing shoes with laces or straps, ice packs and by using the aids or devices to correct the deformity of the toe.

The different kinds of devices available at the HomeHealthCareShoppe are the Silicone Toe Separator, Bunion sleeve, Aircast Bunion Aid, All Gel 5th Digit Bunion Protector etc..

Silicone Toe Separators help in reducing friction between the fingers thus helping in reducing friction and irritation between the toes. Silicone Help relieve pain of soft corns between toes.

Bunion Relief Sleeve positions a cushion like gel pad on the bunion area thus diminishing the pain. It can be worn inside a shoe that has an extra depth.

The Aircast Bunion Aid is one of the best Bunion devices. It is a 3 in 1 bunion that provides the benefits of a day and a night splint. It is a hinged bunion splint with adjustable straps and a comfortable gel cushion that protects irritated tissue, distributes pressure and provides corrective support.

All Gel 5th digit bunion protector is a guard made to protect the little toe from friction and pressure.

BortValco Premium Hallux Valgus Splint is a traditional theory that helps you to get rid of your unusual position of your big-toe. It comes with 2 Velcro fasteners that can be used to adjust the toe position.

Some people also opt for a surgery to straighten the joints and relive the bunion pain. However, a surgery is not always successful in easing the pain. Bunions can always return even after an operation, hence a specialist advice is always recommended before going in for a surgery.

Some Homeopathy Medicines For Asthma

  1. Arsenic alb – asthmatic attack of wheezing sound, difficulties in breathing, feeling of tightness of chest, frequent coughing after exposure to cold air, cold drink, cold chilled foods, and ice creams. The child if take ice-cream or cold drink gets the asthma afterwards. From exposure to chilled air from air condition or moving in cold dry air in winter season get the asthmatic attack. There is tightness of chest. Feeling of shortness of breathing. Wheezing sounds coming out when taking breath associates with cough. The all symptoms of asthma like breathing difficulties or tightness feeling in chest generally are worse in night time around mid night and in a lying posture. The patient cannot sleep feeling of more breathlessness and sits up. The patient feels better when sits up with inclined to sit forward. The patient feels very anxious due to of breathing difficulties and even so fearful think of death from it. He/ she feels restless can sit in one place and move here and there. Some persons who have had any skin disease like atopic dermatitis or eczema like skin disease in child hood or earlier days and has been treated with any ointment , but after a few years develop the asthmatic condition can be given arsenic alb.
  2. Ipecac – Ipecac is one of the best medicines given at the acute asthmatic condition. There is more wheezing sound with cough and nauseatic tendency. The patient feels breathlessness and shortness of breath due to bronchial constriction associates with suffocating cough. There is constant spasmodic cough with gagging and vomiting sensation in cough associates with difficulty breathing. The person feels so suffocative during the asthmatic cough gasps for breath and the face lips turn blue on cyanosis. The patient feels more breathlessness and suffocative feeling when in a warm room or closed room. In open air feels a bit relief. The all symptoms are worse in warm room and better in the open space or in open air.
  3. Aralia – it is also one of the best medicines for acute condition of asthma. There is tightness feeling in chest with shortness of breath associates with wheezing sound. There is cough associates with asthmatic symptoms. The cough is more during sleep at night. In the early part of sleep there is tickling sensation in the throat that initiates coughing and patients wake up on coughing with a feeling of suffocative and shortness of breath, there is wheezing or whistling sound comes during respiration. The patient feels as if something in the throat that is making irritation and causing cough. The patient feels constriction of chest with suffocative and difficult breathing. There is much wheezing sound very loud, musical whistling during both inspiration and expiration, but louder during inspiration. There is a constant desire to clear chest so that could sleep better, but on making forcible expiration to clear chest raw, burning sore feeling behind whole length of sternum. After rising in morning can raise some loose phlegm easily.
  4. Grindelia- Grindelia gives very good result in asthma especially in acute attack. The symptom of suffocative feeling is more prominent in grindelis. There is asthmatic cough with profuse thick phlegm secretion. Rattling of chest is more prominent than wheezing sound in grindelis. The expectoration of phlegm after coughing gives some relief to the asthmatic condition. There is more suffocative feeling in asthmatic attack and worst when falling asleep. Even the patient fears to go for sleep on account of suffocative feeling. There is extreme breathlessness with palpitation, faintness, inability to lie down.
  5. Natrum sulph – Asthma especially in children which generally appear at every change of weather or worse on damp rainy season. There is thick greenish yellow expectoration on coughing. The patient hold the chest while coughing. The cough is worse at 3am – 4am like kali carb. The patient sits up and holds his chest while coughing. The suffocative feeling, tightness of chest and cough are worse in damp rainy weather and relieved in open air. There is shortness of breath when walking; gradually relieve by rest. If he coughs while standing feels a sharp stitching pain in left side of chest, with shortness of breath.

All about Bedtime Tricks

Room

Make sure your room is the place where you feel most relaxed; mind the colors around you, if it is a cluttered room you will be thinking all the time that it needs to be cleaned, and instead of helping you relax, this will add to your stress level. Pastel colors are soothing and they are usually the recommended colors, but if you absolutely hate them, then use a color that reminds you about peaceful places. Some people just can’t sleep if a minimum amount of light is in the room, so if you are one of these people try to fix this before going to bed.

Food and exercise

Eating something is soothing for some people, but eating too much, especially food that is too hard to digest like pizza, pasta, hamburgers, etc., is going to make it hard for you to have a good night’s sleep. If you have to eat something, try some fruit or yogurt, maybe a glass of warm milk and a piece of toast with organic jam (just the sugar from the fruit). Also try avoiding drinking too much water before your bedtime. Exercise is great, it liberates endorphins and keeps your stress manageable, but doing it too late will also give you a hard time falling asleep. Try avoiding exercise at least 4 hours before your bedtime.

Bedtime basics

Try doing things that soothe you, rather than things that wake you up: avoid the use of cell phones, laptops and televisions as much as you can before or while trying to sleep. Many of these items have proved to excite your mind and make it harder to fall asleep. Clothing is very important too; clothing too tight or too loose can be uncomfortable and will make you pull it up and down every few minutes. Choose to wear clothing that works for the season; some people feel good just wearing an old t-shirt or shorts to bed, while some of us love wearing cozy and snuggly adult onesie pajamas. Whatever you choose, it is all about you feeling comfortable and sleeping well.

Recovery for Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankle recovery – The sprain results from mild damage or stretching of ligaments, which are located on the outer part of ankle. In Grade I sprain, the R.I.C.E treatment is the most commonly applied process. It comprises of rest with limited weight bearing, application of ice by enveloping it in a piece of cloth, compression, along with the elevation of foot. In Grade II and Grade III, which requires immobilization and surgery respectively, rest is inevitable for efficient recovery.

Broken Ankle recovery – If an individual on a bed rest after going through broken ankle surgery, diet management becomes necessary for effective recovery. Alcoholic beverages must be prohibited as they can slow down the process of recovery. Even excessive sugar and sodas can have a negative impact on it. On the other hand, calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D3 supplements can boost up the process of recovery.

A warm foot bath is another essential process that will help in loosening of muscles of ankle region. This is generally followed by the application of ice packs.

Recovery from Peroneal tendon disorder – For minor issues related to peroneal tendon, strengthening and stretching exercises are sufficient for effective recovery. Rest, along with the use of mobility support are also part of the recovery phase. In the cases of severe damage of the tendon, surgery is necessary.

After going through the surgery of peroneal tendon, patients generally require a rest of 6 to 7 weeks. During this period, keeping the ankle elevated is essential to make sure timely recovery. After the cast is removed, the physical therapy is advised by the doctor as a part of continual treatment. This may include exercises like calf stretches, hip crunches and towel crunches. Use of ice packs is also recommended to control the swelling of ankle region.

Use of iWalk2.0 in ankle injuries

In all these ankle issues, the use of crutches becomes inevitable to minimize the weight bearing. A large number of patients are depending on iWalk2.0 due to its multiple benefits during recovery phase. This device helps the patients to perform their regular activities seamlessly, as the hands remain free while taking its support. It also prevents them from pain in hands or arms, which is caused by the regular crutches.