Acupuncture helps improving foot drop Foot drop, sometimes called drop foot is a muscular weakness or paralysis that makes it difficult to lift the front part of your foot and toes. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking. To avoid dragging the toes, people with foot drop may lift their knee higher than normal. Or they may swing their leg in a wide arc. Foot drop can happen to one foot or both feet at the same time. Foot drop is a symptom rather than a condition. The causes could be muscle disorders, nerve damage in the leg, or brain and/or spinal injury. Muscles disorders including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and polio cause the muscles to progressively weaken causing foot drop. Some conditions including sports injuries, diabetes, spending long hours sitting cross-legged or squatting, hip or knee replacement surgery, childbirth etc could cause peroneal nerve damage or compressed causing foot drop. Brain or spinal disorders including stroke, m
Dr. Helene Langevin, Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital was talking about chronic pain and acupuncture and connective tissue. This helps you to understand how acupuncture works.
Introduction: Facial expressions are an integral part of human communication, allowing us to convey a wide range of emotions and connect with others on a deeper level. However, over time, the repeated contraction of facial muscles can contribute to the formation of wrinkles. In this article, we will explore the relationship between facial expression muscles and wrinkles, shedding light on the aging process and providing insights into ways to maintain a youthful appearance. Understanding Facial Expression Muscles: The human face is equipped with a complex network of muscles responsible for producing facial expressions. These muscles are connected to the skin and work in harmony to create various movements, such as smiling, frowning, and raising eyebrows. While these expressions are crucial for non-verbal communication, the repetitive use of facial muscles can lead to the development of wrinkles. The Role of Collagen and Elastin: Collagen and elastin are two essential proteins