1. Rheumatoid Arthritis- Fixing the Feet

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    To see Audrey Walston move today, you’d never guess how far she’s come. “It was painful to walk, to move, to put a shoe on. It got that I couldn’t wear shoes because the foot had got quite deformed,” says Walston. Audrey has rheumatoid arthritis. An autoimmune disease, it attacks the joints throughout the body. “And by doing that, it creates a lot of swelling, inflammation, pain. And that creates deformity if it left unchecked,” explains Dr. Andrew Belis. He is a foot and ankle surgeon on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. That’s exactly what happened to Audrey- her hands and feet were especially hard hit. “It can affect the feet where the toes and the joints of the feet collapse or dislocate or angulate, usually in an outward appearance,” says Dr. Belis. Her X-rays reveal Audrey’s feel were so damaged she could barely function. The pain was unbearable. “I was ready to chop a leg off if that would’ve taken some of the pain away or improved my quality of life,” says Walston. That’s when she made her way to Dr. Belis. “She was in bad shape. She came in with a kind of ‘walking on the ankles’ and really severe inverted, flat-foot type problem.” By the time rheumatoid arthritis patients seek out surgery, they’ve usually been on medications for many years. Being a progressive disease, the joints are damaged over time. Doctors may use several surgical techniques from tendon lengthening to joint fusion to rebuild the foot from the ground up. “We did some minimally invasive things up near her toes because the joints were not too, too far gone. In the end we did multiple fusions and we used internal hardware to hold it in place. And she did very well,” says Dr. Belis. Her feet look much better, but it’s nothing compared to how she feels. “I figured I won the lotto, getting around the way I do,” Walston exclaims. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • How to apply the Bio Skin Standard Elbow Skin

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      Constructed from Bio Skin’s® patented thin, breathable, Ultima™ material, the Standard Elbow Skin™ keeps you cool and dry while providing outstanding compression for pain management. Injuries Treated: • Biceps/Triceps Strains, • Bursitis, • Contusion, • Elbow Pain, • Joint Swelling

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      • Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

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        http://www.streamingwell.com/early-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-video.html Do you wake up with stiff and swollen hands? There are life changing treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis, but only if caught early. Getting a referral to a Rheumatologist is critically important at the first signs of rheumatoid arthritis. If you are concerned about any symptoms visit your GP today! Watch this video to learn more. Find us on: http://www.StreamingWell.tv Like us on: http://www.facebook.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://www.twitter.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://pinterest.com/StreamingWell/ Follow us on youtube.com/StreamingWell

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        • Arthritis Treatment Available to You

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          http://www.streamingwell.com/arthritis-treatment-available-to-you-video.html Arthritis is not an illness that goes away. It is a lifelong condition that needs long term pain relief and physiotherapy. In the following video, arthritis expert Dr Carol Cooper explains the most effective treatments for arthritis and the steps you can take to improve your condition for the long term. Find us on: http://www.StreamingWell.tv Like us on: http://www.facebook.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://www.twitter.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://pinterest.com/StreamingWell/ Follow us on youtube.com/StreamingWell

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          • Living with Arthritis

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            http://www.streamingwell.com/living-with-arthritis-video.html Joint pain is not the only symptom of arthritis. Sufferers of arthritis often experience psychological effects, like depression, as well as sleeping problems. The following video explains ways to cope with these symptoms as well as where to find help. Find us on: http://www.StreamingWell.tv Like us on: http://www.facebook.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://www.twitter.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://pinterest.com/StreamingWell/ Follow us on youtube.com/StreamingWell

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            • Types of Arthritis

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              http://www.streamingwell.com/types-of-arthritis-video.html It is not just the elderly that suffer from arthritis. In fact one in five of the adult population are affected by some form of the condition. In the following video, arthritis expert Dr Carol Cooper explains the different types of arthritis and its causes. Find us on: http://www.StreamingWell.tv Like us on: http://www.facebook.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://www.twitter.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://pinterest.com/StreamingWell/ Follow us on youtube.com/StreamingWell

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              • Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

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                http://www.streamingwell.com/early-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-video.html Do you wake up with stiff and swollen hands? There are life changing treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis, but only if caught early. Getting a referral to a Rheumatologist is critically important at the first signs of rheumatoid arthritis. If you are concerned about any symptoms visit your GP today! Watch this video to learn more. Find us on: http://www.StreamingWell.tv Like us on: http://www.facebook.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://www.twitter.com/StreamingWell Follow us on: http://pinterest.com/StreamingWell/ Follow us on youtube.com/StreamingWell

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                • FDA Investigates Anti-Coagulant Drug Pradaxa

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                  Pradaxa is a relatively new prescription drug used to treat atrial fibrillation – or irregular heartbeat. It is often prescribed as an alternative to Warfarin and is intended to prevent the formation of blood clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Following reports of internal bleeding in patients taking Pradaxa, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2011 launched an investigation of this drug. A similar investigation is taking place in New Zealand and a warning has been issued to doctors in Japan. In addition, a new study at the Cleveland Clinic finds that patients taking Pradaxa instead of Warfarin have a 33-percent higher risk of heart attack or stroke. If you or someone you know is taking Pradaxa as a treatment for atrial fibrillation, be very watchful for symptoms of internal bleeding and heart attacks. If you experience these symptoms – seek medical help. Then, seek legal counsel. To learn more about Pradaxa, internal bleeding and heart attacks, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at www.yourlawyer.com. If you have legal questions, please pick up the phone and give me a call. Since this is what I do every day, I can answer your legal questions. You can reach me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.

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