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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

Fight Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Injuries With Physiotherapy

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Fight Acromioclavicular JointCollision sports, throwing sports and overhead activities which involve overhead and across the body movement of the arm cause injury to ACJ. The ACJ injury which is also known as shoulder separation is one of the most commonly observed shoulder injuries in sports medicine, accounting for 9% of all injuries to the shoulder girdle. The injury which was noted by Hippocrates in the earliest days of medicine yet does not have a definitive non-surgical treatment method. Physical therapy though has proved to be an effective treatment for Grade I-III injuries in a short period while other severe injuries will require longer healing periods.

Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) injury
The ACJ is formed at the meeting point of three bones which include: The shoulder blade (Scapula), the collarbone (clavicle) and the arm bone (humerus). The joint gets its name from Acromion, which is the end of the scapula and which meets the clavicle. An ACJ injury involves partial or complete damage to the ligaments that hold the joint together. The overstretching of these ligaments causes separation of the acromion and clavicle. ACJ injury might also be called as ACJ separation or ACJ sprain. The injury is graded from I-VI depending on the severity of the injury. While Grade I-III injuries are common, Grade IV-VI injuries are caused by high impact. Read more