Monthly Archives: April 2018

National Heroes Day

Today we take the the time to acknowledge our National heroes. Ten outstanding individuals who have not only contributed to the improvement of the economic and social conditions of Barbados, but have demonstrated visionary and pioneering leadership which has benefited all Barbadians  for years to come.  Today we take the the time to acknowledge our National heroes. Ten outstanding individuals who have not only contributed to the improvement of the economic and social conditions of Barbados, but have demonstrated visionary and pioneering leadership which has benefited all Barbadians  for years to come.  

Bone Bruise

The term “bone bruise” can give the impression that it is not a very serious injury…. FALSE! In reality  a bone bruise is one step below a fracture of the bone.   ***How is it Caused? *** Injury of any kind can cause a bone bruise. Sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or falls. Twisting injuries—such as those that cause ligament sprains. Medical conditions such as arthritis may also lead to a bone bruise. This is because where there’s arthritis, bone surfaces are not protected and Read More +The term “bone bruise” can give the impression that it is not a very serious injury.... FALSE! In reality  a bone bruise is one step below a fracture of the bone.   ***How is it Caused? *** Injury of any kind can cause a bone bruise. Sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or falls. Twisting injuries—such as those that cause ligament sprains. Medical conditions such as arthritis may also lead to a bone bruise. This is because where there’s arthritis, bone surfaces are not protected and Read More +

Can Meniscus Tears Heal on Their Own?⠀

Mensicus tears in the knee are pretty common. A few decades ago, surgeons would actually remove your entire meniscus if you had a tear, thinking that their function was not very significant. We now know how impactful the meniscus is on joint forces and shock absorption at the knee. Unfortunately many people that had their meniscus removed several years ago now have significant arthritis.Recent research has been conducted that has shown that many people do well with nonoperative rehab, and performing a partial meniscectomy does Read More +Mensicus tears in the knee are pretty common. A few decades ago, surgeons would actually remove your entire meniscus if you had a tear, thinking that their function was not very significant. We now know how impactful the meniscus is on joint forces and shock absorption at the knee. Unfortunately many people that had their meniscus removed several years ago now have significant arthritis.Recent research has been conducted that has shown that many people do well with nonoperative rehab, and performing a partial meniscectomy does Read More +

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

What is it? Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.     Causes  In general, the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome is compression of the nerves or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet, just under your collarbone (clavicle). The cause of the compression varies and can include: Anatomical defects. Inherited Read More +What is it? Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.     Causes  In general, the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome is compression of the nerves or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet, just under your collarbone (clavicle). The cause of the compression varies and can include: Anatomical defects. Inherited Read More +