If you are unlucky enough to live with chronic (persistent, ongoing) pain, why not make 2018 the year you resolve to do something about it?
It can be beautiful to look out on a picture-perfect Christmas card scene, sparkling with frost, ice and snow. But, if you’re trying to get to the supermarket, or a doctors appointment or anything that requires you to walk or drive anywhere, suddenly the winter landscape is less inviting.
Chronic tendon pain is debilitating. Rest and physiotherapy are the normal recommended routes to recovery. But, what happens if these don’t work? A procedure that involves an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to relieve symptoms.
We are just passing the Autumn Equinox, the point in the year when the hours of daylight and darkness are the same. From hereon in, those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere will be seeing less of the sun as our hours of daylight decrease. How does this affect our health and well being?
Hospitals are the best place to be if you are acutely ill or require surgery but increasingly we are realising they are not the ideal place for recovery or rehabilitation. After extensive studies comparing hospital and home recovery, it seems that home offers certain qualities to the recovery process that you simply can’t get in hospital.