Back in 1999, Congress declared May as Military Appreciation month. We at Paragon are encouraging everyone throughout Southern Oregon to recognize those in your circle who have served or are currently serving our country. It is a selfless act, one from which we all benefit. You might have seen the t-shirts that say, “If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank your military.” From all of us at Paragon Orthopedics, a sincere and heartfelt thank you for the sacrifices you have made to protect the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. If you would like a few tips about how you can recognize someone in the military, or information about some of the national events to recognize our military, check out the link below.
Paragon Orthopedics is always happy to help you with your orthopedic needs and our blog addresses other aspects of your health because we care about your overall health. Today we’re looking into how you feel: your mental health. Mental health can be ignored and we’d like you to take a moment to check your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Here are ten tips from the University of Michigan:
- Value yourself
- Give of your time and talents
- Set realistic goals
- Take care of your body
- Avoid alcohol and drugs
- Alter your routines every once in a while to rejuvenate
- Quiet your mind through prayer, silence, or meditation
- Surround yourself with good people
- Learn how to deal with stress
- Seek help when you need it
Please make sure that not only your body is in good shape, but also your thoughts and feelings. Read more details about each one of these pointers in this article:
Trigger finger is a condition where most often the patient complains about the finger getting “stuck” or “caught” during movement. Sometimes it’s with extension, and sometimes it’s when you flex your fingers into a fist. It happens because of inflammation in a very small space within the finger. In best case scenarios, they go away on their own, but at worst, the finger locks in a bent position. Paragon Orthopedics Center has a very informative video that we will link to below. Can Paragon Orthopedics help you with this problem? Absolutely. Dr. Bents does these almost weekly for patients around Southern Oregon with great results. Look for our monthly newsletter this month for more details on this condition, what you can do, and what Dr. Bents does for treatment.