Knee pain is not something you should ignore! Injuries have ended many athlete’s careers, and for the rest of us, knee pain can impact our ability to exercise, enjoy recreational activities, and even complete day-to-day tasks. Living with pain that is often excruciating, ever-present, and, at the least, irritating, is a challenge. How do you know when this is not a “normal” and temporary ache? When should you see your doctor about knee pain? 

When you suspect or diagnosis confirms that your child has a disease or condition like cerebral palsy, fear and uncertainty can take over. We often turn to the internet for help, for answers - and this can lead to more fear and uncertainty! You have probably heard these CP myths: this condition is progressive; your child won’t be able to communicate, walk, or live independently; there is no treatment. Let’s bust these myths and make sure you have reliable facts. This is the best way to cope with the situation now and move forward.

There is no place better than Asheville for getting out and enjoying spring weather. As winter fades, residents of western North Carolina have a lot of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. There is no place like Asheville, with a combination of big-city amenities and outdoor activities. During a typical spring, people enjoy going out and doing one or more of the following:

When you are coping with the sudden loss of a limb, the physical aspect is challenging enough. Pain, discomfort, and perhaps uncertainty about your health occupy a lot of space in your mind. But, often, it is the emotional and psychological struggle that is even more difficult to deal with. There is a grieving process, and it looks different for everyone. What should you know, and how can you take steps to move through this period?

About 30 percent of people who lose a limb experience depression and/or anxiety. When limb loss is sudden (e.g. the result of trauma), those figures can increase because there is little or no chance to prepare. Suddenly, your life has changed. It is common to experience depression. Symptoms include: