Overview of Diabetic Neuropathy Over time, people with diabetes can sustain damage to nerves throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. Neuropathies lead to numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Problems may also occur in every organ system within the body.
Never mind the feeling of being more stuffed than the Christmas turkey, there are other hidden dangers lurking around the Christmas tree. Turkey Lifters Back, Shoppers Shoulder, TV Remote Thumb may not be well known but they stalk the unwary festival reveler just the same.
A trigger point is a sensitive or irritable spot in the body that can be a main or associated source of pain when muscle fails to relax. It is a small area in a muscle, which when pressed or touched causes pain in other parts of the body. These tender points usually feel like knots or ropy bands, and can be felt under the skin and may twitch involuntarily when touched (called a jump sign).
Not making the “good” list for many this holiday season are sore arms, aching shoulders and painful backs. Whether it’s shopping for that perfect gift, carrying bags and packages or decorating your home for the holidays, people will bend and stand awkwardly or improperly while carrying out these activities.
Andrew Bouwma worried he wouldn’t be able to pick up his 3-year-old daughter and newborn son. His back was killing him. An Army infantryman who served a tour in Iraq, Bouwma wore an extra 50 to 60 pounds every day on foot patrols. Clad in helmet and body armor weighted down with a medical kit…