Question: When you injure yourself should you use ice or heat?
Answer: Ice is the treatment of choice for acute injuries, injuries which occur within 24 to 48 hours. Ice however, should only be applied for 10-15 minutes at a time and off for one hour before being reapplied.
Question: What causes arthritis?
Answer: Determining the cause of arthritis can be difficult. Some causes may be genetics, age, weight, previous injury, and illness or infection. No one knows what causes arthritis, though scientists have uncovered a host of clues. Something can be done to manage most forms of arthritis, but it's very important that a correct diagnosis is established early. Most therapies work best when started early in the disease process. The body was made to move so exercise may be helpful in treating arthritis.
Meet Ricco, our newest staff member!
Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet and experienced that unconditional love, understanding, and acceptance, knows the value of an animals companionship. These qualities make animals ideal therapeutic friends for patients in various medical facilities.