Healthy bones and joints allow us to run, jump, play sports – even go for a walk. Our shoulders allow arm and hand movement, our backs help support our entire body, and healthy feet allow mobility as we move from one place to another on our own. But injury and disease can bring many of these functions to a halt. In this episode of Exploration Health, we will explore the areas of shoulder damage, cervical degenerative disc issues, and the debilitating effects that diabetes can have on our feet.
Shoulder damage can happen with age, or repetitive arm movement due to work or sporting activities. In some cases, this may require surgery, such as arthroplasty. A disease called cervical dystonia can cause painful, involuntary muscle movement in the neck. Cervical degenerative disc disease can damage nerves in the neck area, resulting in tingling and weakness in the arms and shoulders. And type 2 diabetes can lead to issues of the feet called neuropathy. Untreated neuropathy can be the cause of debilitating foot ulcers that make mobility difficult and could lead to amputation in extreme cases.
Our goal is to guide viewers along the path to a long healthy life. The science of medicine will come to life through colorful 3D animation and crisp high definition video. Everyday people tell extraordinary stories of triumph and survival in an upbeat, positive format.
Experts will highlight the life-changing benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle as a way of preventing disease and promoting health and wellness choices that can keep viewers active and vital from early adulthood onward.
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