Osteoporosis is a common illness that weakens bones and makes them more likely to break. While it remains underdiagnosed and undertreated, tests and treatments are relatively simple and many times effective. So, let’s dive into the lesser known facts about this common disease. Half of all women will break bones due to osteoporosis: Women break
We are right in the thick of it – the dogdays of summer. It’s hot, sticky and sweaty most everywhere. That’s perfect weather for swimsuits, tank tops and shorts, but you may be thinking it’s not ideal for your compression wear. Well, think again! Modern compression stockings are breathable. The modern fiber technologies now quickly
WHITSETT, N.C., June 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Medical device manufacturer medi® USA announced the launch of the new circaid® profile foam sleeve for lymphedema management at-home. The circaid profile foam sleeve is an alternative or supplement to nighttime and home-care bandaging applications that applies gradient compression to the effected limb or limbs. Engineered with first-use
Lipedema, the chronic condition characterized by a disproportionate increase in tissue and pain in the legs and sometimes arms of women has begun a shift in the way we now view the disease. Research on lipedema has for years been limited and there is an unfortunate lack of diagnostic testing. Its prevalence is largely unknown.
PAD or Peripheral Arterial Disease, is a highly prevalent disease, with morbidity and mortality similar to coronary artery disease, yet it has limited preventative screening. PAD is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce the blood flow to the limbs. When PAD develops, the extremities, and in particular the legs, don’t receive enough
Did you know that 25% of our bones and muscles are located below the ankle? Our feet were designed to be versatile with an infinite number of movements due to the number of joints and muscles within our feet. The feet are the true foundation of the body. Most of us forget this as we wear various