With falls, the older person or elderly could experience moderate to severe pain that eventually ends up limiting the mobility. Eventually it would get too painful to move or walk and thus the person would avoid movement and walking. This would cause muscle dystrophy and stiffness. Gradually, the person would eventually require a walker, then a wheelchair and later bed bound as lack of movement would also result in other complication.
Since the last few months, I have been suffering from progressively stiff and painful knees. It can to such an extend that when I attempted to get up, especially after sitting on the floor, my knees were painful and stiff. I had to hold on to something to help boost me up as my legs felt as they were made from lead. It was then that I fully understood the predicament of old ladies and know how they felt when their knees had no energy when getting up. Usually when an elderly person has such a condition, knee replacement surgery is often recommended.
A few friends of my mom constantly suffered from chronic conditions such as arthritis, knee and back pain. A particular lady have had very severe back injury as well as very bad knee pain that has greatly impacted her mobility. She has tried various remedies under the book as well as been to many alternative [...]
Update in 2022: It has been coming up to 5 years since I left my corporate job to become a full time caregiver. I do much more weight bearing movement, including lifting my mother during bed-wheelchair transfers single handedly. But strangely, the issue with painful neck and shoulder muscles that used to affect me during [...]
Prior to my mom’s fall, she had already shown mobility issues- she was very unsteady when she walked. She could not walk without the aid of a walking stick. There are some items that I had bought and changes that I have implemented. Prevention is always better than cure because a fall could cause a [...]
Through MSN, I’ve discovered an interesting site parade.com A slide that they’ve featured caught my eye because I believe it provides valuable information: 4 Diseases You Can Fight with Fitness by Michael O’Shea. 1. Heart Disease The article mentioned that regular exercise lowers blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. Heart attack can really be a silent [...]
Personally, I’ve been suffering from pain around my kidney area for a few years. It was worst during the days that I take lots of gourmet coffee like lattes and lead a highly stressed life. With stress reduction, the pain is there but lesser because I still could not give up coffee. The dull ache [...]
The answer to this is it depends on the level of pain you are experiencing. You also need to rule out that it is really a muscle pull and not something serious like a bone fracture, muscle tears or tendon injury. Normally muscle pull occurs on the lower part of our body- anywhere from the [...]
Lower back pain usually effects the elderly- and whoever experiencing this would face lots of discomfort and reduced quality of living. I have discovered a very good video in YouTube that teaches on how to relieve the pain by using guasa. The video is presented by Dr Lu Chi Loo- but I believed an Elken agent [...]
I went for wet acu cupping, also known in Malay as berkam or bekam treatment (in Arabic it is known as Hijama) to treat my persistent neck, back and lower back pain. It has been quite an experience and I wanted to share with you the benefits of this alternative treatment. When I first looked up- initially [...]