If you're experiencing knee pain, you may think it's time for a knee replacement. To determine if surgery will help, you'll need to speak to an orthopedic surgeon on Long Island. Doctors generally delay knee replacement surgery for as long as possible and try non-invasive measures like pain relief medications, physical therapy and assistive devices. However, when these options no longer work, knee replacement surgery is often necessary.
Massage has been used for thousands of years to improve health, reduce stress and decrease muscle pain. But did you know it's also beneficial for pregnant women? Modern research has established that prenatal massage can help pregnant women and should be considered complementary care during pregnancy. Here are some ways a prenatal massage can benefit you during pregnancy.
Your orthopedic surgeon will tell you how to care for your incision following knee replacement surgery. However, he or she may not tell you how to get your home ready for your recovery. Most patients need 12 weeks to recover from a knee replacement. However, that time frame can extend as long as six months if you have complications or an unusual case.
A new school year is right around the corner and so are the back-to-school colds. Fear not, you can help you kids avoid many common illnesses by taking simple precautions. Here are some tips for getting through cold and flu season unscathed, courtesy of the medical professionals at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
If you don't like needles, you'll be out of luck this flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in June that the popular FluMist nasal spray hasn't worked in recent years and shouldn't be used during the upcoming flu season.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women are 100 percent more likely to seek preventive care than men. That's a significant statistic given that myriad health conditions are treatable if you seek care at a Long Island medical center early enough.
When you're expecting, it's important to get regular exercise. Keeping your body healthy can reduce pregnancy-related issues like lower back pain and could shorten the amount of time you spend in labor.
You're more likely to experience a tick bite during the summer months. Ticks are more active and you spend more time outdoors which increases your chances for tick bites. It's important that you take all precautions to prevent tick bites. That's because ticks carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause various diseases in humans.
Anyone who spends the summer months at a pool, knows the dangers of swimmer's ear. It develops when water sites in the ear for a prolonged length of time allowing bacteria to grow. The condition can be quite painful and will usually require a trip to a PBMC Health doctor for prescription ear drops.