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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

What is foot drop and how can it be treated?

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foot dropOur feet bear most of our body weight and so are prone to diseases and injuries caused to the foot nerves or as a secondary condition from other ailments. Foot drop or drop foot is one such condition which hinders mobility and can be quite frustrating because it impairs your ability to lift the front portion of your foot. Treatable if caused by nerve damage, foot drop patients show little improvement if it is caused by an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem which is left untreated.

Foot drop or Drop foot

Foot Drop or Drop Foot is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. Because of loss of control in the front portion, drop feet patients are either seen dragging their toes or have different gait. They tend to lift their knee higher than usual or swing their leg in a wide arc to avoid grazing their toes. Foot drop is not a disease in itself, but can be regarded as a symptom of some other underlying medical conditions. Foot drop can affect one or both the feet which makes recovery difficult.

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