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  • Beating The Drum: How Ear Surgeons Can Repair Your Perforated Eardrum And Restore Your Hearing

    A perforated eardrum can be a debilitating and painful injury to say the least and can be caused by a wide variety of circumstances, from the concussive force of explosions to the swelling caused by a simple ear infection or even just digging too deep when cleaning your ears with a cotton bud or sharp object. Fortunately, most perforated eardrums heal by themselves in a few weeks, but particularly badly damaged eardrums may never heal fully on their own. [Read More]

  • Things to Consider When Buying Ankle Braces After an Injury

    If you have suffered an ankle injury while engaging in physical activity, you need injury braces to support the injured part during the recovery period. Braces prevent further injury, especially if your ankles are weak or tend to sprain often. Most ankle braces come with a metal fitting that supports the outer part of the ankle. This metal fitting helps to relieve inflammation and pain and speeds up the recovery process. [Read More]

  • What Is Essential Tremor, And How Can It People Who Suffer From It Benefit From Deep Brain Stimulation?

    Few things in life are more disturbing and scary that losing control over your own movements, and uncontrollable tremors in your hands, feet or other parts of your body can be particularly frightening to experience. Unfortunately, decades of TV hospital dramas and sensationalist newspaper articles lead many people who suffer from tremors to assume they are suffering from Parkinson's disease, a debilitating and incurable condition, but in many cases uncontrollable tremors can be caused by a more benign condition known as essential tremor. [Read More]

  • A Brief Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is, as the Mayo Clinic describes, a common cause of foot pain. The plantar fascia is the tissue at the bottom of the foot, which connects the heel and the toes to form the arch of the foot. This tissue can become inflamed and cause significant pain, which often leads sufferers to require specialist treatment, such as physiotherapy. This guide aims to explain this painful and inconvenient condition, from the initial symptoms right through to treatment, as well as explaining how to avoid the condition. [Read More]

  • A Short Guide to Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer which begins in the lower layer of the epidermis. It is less well known and can be more difficult to recognise than melanoma skin cancer, even though, as Cancer Council Australia explains, it accounts for around 70% of non-melanoma skin cancers. While it is not usually life-threatening and takes a long time to spread to other parts of the body, it is still important to be diagnosed as early as possible. [Read More]

  • Pushing The Ache Away: Is A Massage Beneficial For Arthritis Sufferers?

    Summer is almost over in Australia, and that means a drop in temperature is just around the corner. When it comes to arthritis, 15% of the population is afflicted with a version of this condition. This winter you want to be prepared before it gets really cold, as low temperatures make your joints ache.  It has been suggested you give massage a try, but you have doubts it can do anything to take the pain away since the issue lies within your bones. [Read More]

  • Giving the Cold Shoulder? How Physiotherapy Can Help Treat Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

    Living with any condition that causes chronic pain can be a decidedly uncomfortable and stressful endeavour, but when this pain is accompanies by a loss of mobility your quality of life can be seriously affected. Shoulder impingement syndrome is one condition which can combine these distinctly unpleasant symptoms, and anybody who suffers from its symptoms for more than a few weeks should seek physiotherapy and other treatments at their earliest convenience. [Read More]

  • Relieving Back Pain When You're Stuck At The Office

    Having an inside desk job is nice when there's a heatwave outside, but sometimes sitting at a desk all day leads to niggling back and neck pain. If you have just started your first office job, there are several ways you can make sure this type of pain doesn't happen to you, so consider which ones are most relevant to your situation. Learn desk zen Since you have not worked in an office before, you're not aware of the perfect position for your body, so you should create a level of zen which does not put undue stress on your body. [Read More]

  • Characteristics of Bulk Billing Medical Centres

    Bulk billing medical centres were developed to increase access to healthcare services for Australians. Bulk billing makes it possible for anyone enrolled in Medicare to access healthcare services without paying any money upfront. This makes it possible for patients to be treated for sicknesses, injuries and other medical conditions and pay for those services at a later date. A bulk billing medical centre provides critical services to Medicare patients while allowing them to remain flexible with payment. [Read More]

  • Staying Mentally Healthy After Leaving the Military

    Life in the military is unlike any other career. That's one of the reasons people join, but it does mean it can cause some unique problems. A study found that 22 percent of ADF members have a mental health problem that's lasted at least a year. Surprisingly, the research also found that personnel who had never been deployed were just as likely to develop mental health issues as those who had. [Read More]