Falls are the leading cause of injuries for older adults. As seniors become older, they can develop difficulty in maintaining balance and slower reflexes. Additionally, they are afflicted by painful conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis, making it more likely for them to experience pain or break a brittle bone. Since a fall can limit […]
Month: October 2016
World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day
October 19th is World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day! World PB&J Day, while sounding like a day for celebrating a delicious childhood snack, is an important time for raising awareness for bone and joint health for children and teens. Most people think about bone and joint issues for older adults, but there are many ways […]
World Arthritis Day – Arthritis and Your Feet
Since October 12th is World Arthritis Day, we thought it might be a good time to share how arthritis can affect your feet. Because there are several different forms of arthritis, the way it affects people can vary as well. Since approximately 50% of American seniors can suffer from arthritis-related foot pain, we at Fords […]
Do Compression Socks Really Work?
Perhaps you’ve been told that wearing compression clothing and socks can help with muscle recovery and healing injuries. Some athletes swear by the benefits of compression in improving performance. However, studies of athletes (especially runners) have shown conflicting results, making it hard to say whether or not compression socks really have all the said abilities. […]