Functional short leg is a fairly common condition that typically occurs due to inflexibility or muscle weakness at the pelvis, ankle, and foot complex. Runners sometimes experience the condition when running over certain surfaces that are unstable or not level. It can also occur due to inappropriate footwear.
Bulging disc is often thought of as a normal part of the aging process. It causes pain and decreases mobility. Athletes and people who have jobs that are very physical are often prone to bulging discs and other disc problems. Smoking tobacco can also be a contributing factor in spinal discs deteriorating and weakening. Chiropractic has been proven to be an effective treatment for bulging disc and the associated pain.
Registration is open online for Hospice of the Calumet Area’s annual Hospice Hustle cycling event. Participants can choose to ride a 25, 62, or 100 mile course through rural southern Lake County Indiana. Registration is $35 in advance and $40 day of event. All proceeds help provide care for hospice patients.
The Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy will offer applications starting Aug. 30 for its next paramedic training program, which will take place starting in January.
Your mother always said don’t slouch – turns out she was right. And she has science to back it up. Your posture can have a profound effect on your health. Walking or sitting with a hunched back has been linked to a variety of health issues.
Leah Gouwens, left, of Demotte, and Vincent Renta, of Crown Point, were the latest winners of the annual Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Health Provider Scholarships, which provide each recipient $1,000 to be used toward medical career pursuits. Renta is a junior at Loyola University in Chicago, where he is studying to become a surgeon. Gouwens is a senior at Kankakee Valley High School and plans to attend Indiana University also to pursue surgical studies.