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Kinesio Taping Peroneal Tendon Sublaxtion

What is Peroneal Tendon Subluxation? Peroneals are two muscles and tendons that stretch along the outer edge of your lower leg. Specifically, the peroneal tendons are enclosed in a fibrous tunnel that is attached behind the outside ankle bone. Peroneal Tendon Subluxation occurs when there is damage or injury Read more

Walking or Running: Which is Better?

Walking and running are the most popular physical activities. Both are excellent aerobic exercises. Both help promote weight loss, improve your sleep, elevate your mood, boost your energy levels, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The debate Walking and running Read more

Treating Compartment Syndrome with Massage Therapy

A compartment is a section within the body that contains muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Anatomical compartments are surrounded by fascia, or fibrous tissue. Compartments are present in all our limbs. The Syndrome Compartment Syndrome is a condition where pressure within one or more of the body's compartments becomes high. Read more

Protect Your Knee From Sports Damage

Sports like football, hockey and tennis require you to run at different speeds, using varying acceleration. Many times, you have to change direction while your foot is placed firmly on the ground. This causes stress to your knees and stretches the ligaments around your knees. Sometimes, this results Read more

5 Olympic Sports That Will Enhance Your Fitness

Sports persons don't just have good bodies. They are also fit and healthy, thanks to the overall strengthening and toning effects of playing sports. If you want more than just a hot bod and be really fit, you need to start playing one of these Olympic sports. 1. Kayaking Read more

All You Need To Know About Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, or PFPS, is a type of knee pain that happens around or under the patella. The patella is the kneecap or the roundish-triangular part that you can feel when you touch your knee in the front. It is also commonly called 'runner's knee' as it Read more

All You Need to Know about Avascular Necrosis

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Avascular NecrosisWhat is avascular necrosis?

When the blood supply to the bone tissue decreases or is completely cut off, the tissue starts to degenerate and ultimately dies. This is called avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis. Death of bone tissues may cause tiny cracks or breaks in the bones and eventually lead it to collapse completely. The hip joint is one of the most commonly affected regions in the body.
How does it happen?

The blood flow to a section of the bone can be interrupted if the bone is fractured or the joint is dislocated. Cancer treatments that involve radiation can also weaken bones and harm blood vessels. Excessive alcohol intake or long term use of high-dose steroid medications can also cause avascular necrosis. Some medical conditions, such as sickle cell anaemia or Gaucher’s disease, can increase the pressure inside the bone, making it more difficult for fresh blood to enter it. While it can happen to anyone, it is more commonly seen in men between the ages of 30 to 60 years.

Risk factors

A person’s risk of developing avascular necrosis may be alleviated by certin diseases, medical treatments or personal habits.

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Best exercises to fight Vertigo

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Best exercises to fight VertigoVertigo can cause serious damage to patients as the spinning sensation and dizziness experienced can lead to falls and other major accidents. The feeling of being off balance while performing regular chores could lead to major disasters. As there is no stipulated time when the vertigo will cease, the best you can do is to start exercises to counter it. Dizziness and balance problems can be easily managed by performing various home exercises unsupervised.

Brandt-Daroff Exercise

The Brandt-Daroff exercise is one of the simplest yet effective ways of reducing vertigo related issues. The exercise can be performed unsupervised at home as it only involves movement of the upper body to sides. To perform the exercise you need to find a firm seating above ground level to lie on (edge of your bed). Now, sit in an upright and relaxed position. Slowly move into the lying position on one of your sides while your nose is still pointing the ceiling. You will experience your regular bout of dizziness. Wait till it subsides and then sit back up. If you experience dizziness while getting back up then wait before repeating the exercise for the other side. Perform the exercise in a set of 20 at least twice a day. Read more