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Possible Medications that Can Cause Vertigo

Vertigo, light-headedness, or dizziness can be a result from a disorder in the peripheral vestibular system or the structures of the inner ear. Causes of vertigo are varied and some causes are unknown. Here are a few possible causes of vertigo: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – one of the more common forms of dizziness and may be linked to hearing loss and impaired balance Cogan’s syndrome – inflammation of connective tissue in the cornea- may lead to dizziness, ringing in the ear and hearing loss Meniere’s disease – ringing in the ears (tinnitus) Ototoxicity – toxins in the ear Acoustic neuroma – benign growth on vestibular nerve, can cause tinnitus, hearing loss, impaired bala

Physical Therapy After A Shoulder Replacement

If you have been told by your physician that you need a total shoulder replacement you are probably wondering what the recovery process is. The first thing you should know is that no matter how much pain you are feeling in your shoulder now, you will be very pleasantly surprised at how little pain you feel after the surgery. The reason for this is that most shoulder replacement candidates are people who have severe arthritis in the joint, significant fractures near the joint, badly damaged/torn soft tissues in the joint, or tumors in the area, all of which cause a great deal of pain. After the shoulder replacement, the source of pain is usually completely eliminated. It is important to no

Physical Therapy Can Help Post Stroke Patients

Individuals can benefit from skilled physical therapy intervention to help reduce the numerous complications faced after having a stroke, whether big or small. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), approximately 700,000 people experience a stroke and about two-thirds of these individuals require rehabilitation. Depending on the parts of the brain that are damaged, an individual may have limitations with his or her ability to move and carry out normal activities of daily living resulting in restricted function. Rehabilitation usually starts in an acute setting, either in a hospital or rehab facility, 24-48 hours after a person experiences a stroke

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