ACL vs MCL Tear

The knees are such an integral part of the body. From routine activities, such as driving and walking, to more demanding movements, such as playing sports, they allow us to live life fully. When one of them is injured, the limitations on what you can do are many. Two of the most common knee issues involve torn ligaments; specifically the ACL and the MCL. Yet, unless you work within the medical field, it can be confusing as to which is which and how to treat them. In aims of helping you better understand the anatomy of your knees, below is Read More..

Rupture vs. Tear

If you play any sports, enjoy exercising regularly, or have to do heavy lifting regularly at work, you’re likely very familiar with occasional muscle soreness. You know it comes with the territory, and you’ve likely gotten adept at home remedies to alleviate discomfort. But what happens when you feel like you’re actually injured? Could it be a rupture? Could it be a tear? What’s the difference between both terms anyway? Anatomy 101 In order to understand these types of injuries, it helps to have a basic understanding of human anatomy. When speaking about ruptures or tears, the injured body part Read More..

UTI Dos and Don’ts

Having a urinary tract infection (UTI) can feel brutal. The constant urge to urinate is uncomfortable and disruptive. To add insult to injury, having a burning sensation while peeing can make even the most mundane of acts feel like torture. What can you do when experiencing a UTI? Is there anything you should avoid in order to make it heal quicker? What Is a Urinary Tract Infection? The urinary tract is a system composed of the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and the urethra. An infection to any of these components is called as a urinary tract infection. Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms Read More..

Pulmonary Embolism

Breathing is one of those things most people take for granted. It’s just something we do. It’s so automatic, it often falls into the background of our consciousness. At the same time, it’s as essential to life as a properly beating heart. So when you start having difficulties breathing, it’s cause for concern. While there are several conditions that may affect a person’s breathing (such as asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia), a pulmonary embolism is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases in the United States. What Is a Pulmonary Embolism? A pulmonary embolism is the medical term for when there’s Read More..

Muscle Strains

If you’re experiencing muscular pain, you’re very aware of how even the most mundane of tasks feel difficult. So in addition to the discomfort from the injury itself, you’re also feeling frustrated. In hopes of helping you learn more about muscle strains and what you can do about it, below is an overview of symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent them from happening again. What Is a Muscle Strain? While muscles do a wonderful job of allowing us to move, walk, run, and do just about every activity we enjoy doing, if you move too fast, lift an item that’s Read More..

Complete Care Receives National Excellence Award

One of the things we’re most proud of at Complete Care is the fact that we treat our patients like family. In addition to providing quality care, our focus is ensuring that all of our facilities offer a friendly environment. After all, feeling comfortable is the first step in achieving wellness. While anyone who walks through our doors is aware of our unwavering commitment to quality care, we are honored to announce that on November 20, 2018, we received a Guardian of Excellence Award by Press Ganey. What makes this accolade even more rewarding is that Press Ganey makes their decision Read More..

MCL Tears: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

Healthy knees are essential to do most activities: From getting out of bed, to walking to the shower, going up and down stairs, and getting most of your daily activities done. If you’re an athlete, you’re even more hyper-aware of the need to have healthy knee joints. Because there’s nothing that adds more frustration around an injury than being told that you can’t participate in your favorite sport. Yet, getting injured may sometimes be inevitable. In order to receive proper care, it’s good to have a basic knowledge of common knee injuries, such as an MCL tear. What is an Read More..

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries

Having a foot or ankle injury will put a strain on even the most mundane of tasks, such as getting out of bed or getting ready for work. If the injury is on your right foot, don’t even think about driving. The results can entail a lot of frustration, especially if you have to take care of small children, your job requires you to spend a vast amount of time on your feet, or if you’re an athlete. If you’re feeling pain or discomfort on a foot or ankle, read on for an overview of the most common injuries to Read More..

Flu Symptoms 2019: What You Should Know About 2019’s Flu Season

Getting the flu comes with a long list of issues: In addition to feeling achy and exhausted, you have to navigate how to go about your daily routine without getting your family infected. To add insult to injury, seldom can a person take several unplanned days off work without it affecting their workload and deadlines. While it’s impossible to completely eliminate the likelihood of getting sick, it helps to know flu basics and what you can do to keep yourself as healthy as possible. What Is The Flu? Influenza (commonly known as “the flu”) is a highly contagious virus that Read More..

How to Protect Yourself From The Flu

Most people go about their daily routines taking their overall health for granted. If nothing hurts and we’re comfortable, it’s easy to not give our well-being a second thought. But once flu season comes around and you start seeing family members and co-workers walking around looking miserable, and spreading germs, your senses go on high alert. You have things to do, places to go. The last thing you need is to have influenza slow you down. So what can you do to protect yourself? What Is Influenza? Influenza (commonly known as “the flu”) is a highly contagious viral infection of Read More..