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Achilles Injuries 101: How To Know If You’ve Ruptured Your Achilles Tendon

Your Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous cord connecting the muscles in your heel bone to the back of your calf. When you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can either tear completely or partially. This tear is called a rupture.

Achilles tendon injuries often occur in athletes, but they can happen to anyone who extends their Achilles tendon too far.

How do I know if I’ve ruptured my Achilles tendon?

If your Achilles tendon has ruptured, you’ll feel a sharp pain in the back of your ankle. In some cases, you might hear a pop. It’ll be difficult to walk afterward because of the pain.

Common symptoms experienced by those who have had their Achilles tendon rupture include the following:

  • An inability to bend the foot down
  • An inability to push off the foot when walking
  • An inability to ...
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When You Should Be Immediately Concerned About Back Pain

Age and wear on our bodies gets to us all, and back pain is one of the most common ailments American adults experience. In fact, experts have estimated that around 80% of people will experience some type of back pain during their life. Plenty of people learn to live with occasional mild back pain with a few aspirin and rest. But when should you consider your back pain an emergency situation?

First, let’s look at the different types of back pain: The neck or cervical region, the upper back or thoracic region, and the lower back or lumbar region can all be separately effected. Neck pain and lower back pain are the most commonly experienced...

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How to Clean and Disinfect a Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pump

While infusion pumps have been in widespread use since the late 1960s, there have been many advancements in this sector that have allowed for better patient care. Smart pumps like the Sigma Spectrum have improved patient safety and facility efficiency. But just because they’re smart doesn’t mean that every action is automated. Cleaning and disinfecting, for instance, still needs to be performed manually in order to ensure compliance and patient safety. Today’s post discussing the main points of Sigma Spectrum pump cleaning. This convenient post can act as a great starting point for your IV pump maintenance plan.

Prepare the IV Pump For Cleaning

Before you can begin the actual Sigma Spectrum pump cleaning process, you need to prepare the pump...

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