Posts in Aging
Aging - What to expect from your body

By: Aaron Holly MSPT, MTC
Co-Owner of Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, P.C.
Clinical Director of Holt Clinic
 
As we age, there are normal physiologic changes that happen to our body. Each of us ages slightly differently due to everything from genetics to lifestyle choices. I often have patients that feel like they have been given a diagnosis of disease when really they are experiencing some degree of the normal aging process. Some changes in our bodies are obvious, as we can see in the mirror. Aging changes can contribute to wrinkles in our skin as well as thinning, greying, or balding of our hair. We may also  start to see “age spots” on our skin. Our posture may stoop, our feet may flatten, and our height will likely decrease.

Other age related changes are not as obvious because we can’t see them without some form of diagnostic  imaging such as x-ray or MRI. These changes most commonly are

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What is Arthritis? How can I treat it?

By Becky Bowman, MSPT
Total Joint and Aquatic Center
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, P.C.

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America today affecting more than 50 million adults. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis affecting people of all ages, sexes, and races. Common symptoms include joint swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go; they may be mild, moderate or severe. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to complete daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint damage.These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray.

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