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How To Thank Your Doctor

 

How to (1)This week holds a holiday that means a lot to the medical field. National Doctor’s Day of course! National Doctor’s Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate doctors all around the country. Doctors do so much for the individual patient, communities, and the world as a whole. If it weren’t for doctors we would all be dead. With such a prominent position in the community, it can be hard to know how to show your thanks. Here are a couple ways how you can thank your doctor.

  1. A thank you note

If you’ve been seeing a doctor for a long time now make sure to send a thank you note. It’s a courtesy that tons of people don’t take advantage of. Thank you notes have been overlooked in recent years, and I’m positive that your doctor will appreciate it.

  1. A letter

A nice heartfelt letter to your doctor would be more than appropriate especially if you have been with the same doctor for quite some time. Also, if you went through any traumatic disease, or had a really bad injury where you were constantly seeing the same doctor. Writing a letter expressing how much you appreciate them helping you through this stressful time in your life.

  1. A gift

Some sort of small token of appreciation would show our doctor that you really care that they are there for you. Something small such as a gift card, a bouquet of flowers, or something you know about them personally like a round of golf. There’s no need to get your doctor anything huge, they don’t practice medicine for the gifts they do it to help patients.

Now that you know how to properly thank your doctor, make sure to make an appointment with Open MRI of Pueblo. We have the best radiologists, an ACR accredited facility, and the lowest prices in the area. Call to make an appointment for an MRI today at (719) 404-0991.

 

 

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Top 4 Most Common Injuries For Non-Athletes

 

Top 4 most common injuriesInjuries happen. They don’t happen all the time, but they do happen. Most people associate injuries with people who are athletic, and are moving around a lot. Yes, athletes get injuries quite often, but non-athletes can get injured too! Here are some of the top injuries for non-athletes:

 

  • ACL Sprain

Your anterior cruciate ligament is one of two ligaments in the center of your knee. It is responsible for stabilizing your knee during rotational movements. I’m sure you’ve met athletes that have torn their ACL, but this isn’t an athlete exclusive injury! It can be as easy as rotating your knee too far to one side, twisting your knee, or pushing it backward. Changing directions quickly, extreme force when firmly planted, or even landing from a jump can all be cause for an ACL injury.

  • Achilles Inflammation

According to a  a 2008 study, an inflamed Achilles heel is the most common running injury. If your heel is injured, you can expect severe pain, swelling, and stiffness. The pain is worse in the morning after not being on your feet. This is a pretty irritating injury because it doesn’t heal overnight or even close to overnight. It can sometimes take up to several months to fully heal. To avoid this injury, simply train slowly, don’t push yourself too hard, and stretch your tendon.

 

  • Shin Splints

According to The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 20% of runners experience shin splints. The exact cause is still unknown, but researchers believe either of the following: the lining of the outer shin bone gets inflamed OR tiny fractures in the tibia lead to shin splints. Regardless, this injury results from a spike in exercise. If you’re working out, try not to push yourself too hard because you don’t want to end up with shin splints.

 

  • Rotator Cuff Sprain

Professional football players aren’t the only ones that suffer from this injury. You can throw your shoulder out from ordinary activities such as gardening, swimming, any shoulder intense manual labor is subject to a sprain. This shoulder injury is extremely common and can happen to anyone. A simple measure to prevent any rotator cuff sprains is to listen to your body’s pain tolerance. If you’re doing physical labor (gardening, digging, swimming) stop when it becomes too much. Otherwise you could end up with an injury that nags you for weeks…even months!

 

Always remember just because you may not be an athlete you can still get seriously injured! If you have an injury remember to come to Open MRI of Pueblo to get check out. Contact us for an appointment, and we’ll make sure your injury is taken care of properly with the right images.