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Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS), commonly referred to as being “double jointed” is a connective tissue disorder characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain due to joint instability and hyperextensibility.
One of the most common New Years Resolutions is to exercise more– an excellent goal! Our Physical Therapists at Allied Health Solutions hope to share some tips and tricks to make sure that you don’t end up becoming one of the resolution-ers who have abandoned their exercise goals by the end of February. Here are a few ways to motivate yourself to exercise.
Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial weakness. It results from damage or trauma to the 7th facial nerve. It presents as drooping of the eyelid and corner of the mouth, drooling, dryness of the eye or mouth, impairment of taste, and excessive tearing in one eye. Most often these symptoms usually begin suddenly and reach their peak within 48 hours and lead to significant facial distortion.
What is a bursa? A bursa is a fluid filled sac that helps things move easily at the major joints in the body. A Bursa appears at a junction of a tendon on the bone. It protects and brakes the shocks of the joint. The structures nearby the bursa can move with minimal friction due to irritation. There are over 150 bursae. Sometime these bursae become inflamed or irritated, resulting in a condition called bursitis. This happens most often in the shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet.