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The Dangers of Long Term Ibuprofen use for Arthritis Pain Management

The Dangers of Long Term Ibuprofen use for Arthritis Pain Management

About 54.4 million adults in the U.S. have been clinically diagnosed as having arthritis, which is the inflammation of the musculoskeletal, specifically the joints. Many patients that have arthritis are treated with ibuprofen, a non-steroidal drug that reduces inflammation and is commonly used to alleviate arthritis pain. If used correctly and sparingly, medicines that contain ibuprofen can be helpful and do not carry a high risk. However, if used over a long period and at high dosages, these drugs have dangerous side effects and can be very dang

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The Causes of Seasonal Depression - Carex Health Brands Blog

The Causes of Seasonal Depression

People with the symptoms of seasonal depression often feel sleepy, may have poor concentration, can be less social than usual or crave carbs. Bright light therapy boxes and lamps can often help people with this seasonal type of depression. Whether they get it from the sun or use a therapeutic white light designed to treat the winter blues. 

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TENS Therapy: What it is and How it Works

TENS Therapy: What it is and How it Works

TENS therapy, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation therapy, is a non-invasive and low-risk device that uses electric currents to stimulate nerves to relieve pain conditions. Electrodes placed on the skin near the affected area send impulses of varying frequency and intensity to treat either short term or chronic pain. It is a great pain management alternative for those who are wary of drugs or other possibly addictive painkilling methods.

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Review: Working the Kinks Out with Bed Buddy Hot & Cold Therapy - Carex Health Brands

Review: Working the Kinks Out with Bed Buddy Hot & Cold Therapy

Guest Blogger: Carinn of TheSimpleMoms.com

Between the aches & pains I’ve been experiencing from just being more active this summer and the recent dips in temperature making my ever-enjoyable back problems act up (super heavy on the sarcasm there) I’ve been giving my new Bed Buddy Hot & Cold packs from Carex Health Brands quite the workout the past few weeks.

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Four Mobility Benefits of Quad Canes - Carex Health Brands

Four Mobility Benefits of Quad Canes

If you or your loved one is looking for a way to be more mobile and independent, there are many options to consider. When choosing a cane, it is essential to look at the different types and pick one that is suitable to your lifestyle. Many people often struggle when deciding between a quad cane, and a single tip cane. A quad cane has a similar shaft and handle as a single tip cane but has a larger, 4 pointed base that allows for more stability and ease of use for daily living.

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ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION (EMS) THERAPY AND PAIN RELIEF - Carex Health Brands

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Therapy and Pain Relief

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is an internationally accepted and proven way of treating muscular injuries while increasing strength. EMS is an effective way to manage pain in a non-addictive, cost-friendly way. It works by sending electronic pulses to the muscle needing treatment, which causes the muscle to exercise passively. These impulses sent by the device mimic Central Nervous System signals that cause the muscles to contract. Often, professional athletes massage muscles as a form of physical therapy after working out to improve blood flow to the sore area.

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