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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

Kinesio Taping Your Frozen Shoulder

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Kinesio Taping Your Frozen ShoulderFrozen shoulder (FS) is the more commonly known name for Adhesive Capsulitis (AC) which is the loss of movement or stiffness in the shoulder. Shoulder movements become very restricted as there is a scar like tissue formed in the shoulder joint leaving lesser room for movement. This restricted movement is also painful making functions. Generally, a frozen shoulder recovers on its own after a certain period of time which could span from 2-4 years. Rather than waiting for the effects to die down with time, you could opt for the various treatment available such as Kinesio Taping.

Frozen Shoulder
FS is a medical condition in which the connective tissue in your glenohumeral joint (ball socket joint of the shoulder) becomes inflamed causing chronic pain and stiffness. The condition is frustrating for patients because of its immensely slow recovery and restricted range of motion. The exact cause of the disease is yet unknown but a more commonly accepted theory is that it may have an autoimmune component, with body attacking healthy tissue in the capsule. FS is also associated with depression, pain and back and neck problems which are caused by the restricted movement. Sleeping at night can be a painful for patients with FS as the condition gets worse at night and during winters.

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Exercises for Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

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Because of the high mobility observed in the shoulder joint, it has its fair share of commonly observed injuries. Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a common shoulder disorder which hampers mobility in your ball-socket joint, inflicting pain, stiffness and inflammation. Treatment for the disorder is a heavy mix of physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise therapy, medication, massage therapy, chiropractic and in severe cases surgery.

What is frozen shoulder?
Our shoulder joint is a spheroidal joint (ball-socket joint) which has the head of the upper arm bone fit perfectly into the socket of the shoulder blade. Frozen shoulder is caused by formation of scar tissue in the joint leaving no room for movement. The condition is commonly accompanied by pain and inflammation further restricting the range of motion which is reduced by stiffness. The name adhesive capsulitis is derived from Latin words which mean “sticking to the container” and “inflammation”.

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Frozen shoulder, Rotator cuff injury or shoulder arthritis? How to distinguish between them?

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It is a common misconception amongst patients suffering from frozen shoulder, arthritis or rotator cuff tear that all of them are the same because of similar signs and symptoms. Yes, they all have shoulder pain and limited range of motion as common ground but the causes are very different. Shoulder stiffness is felt in all the three diseases but medically, all of them are recognised as separate diseases.

Frozen Shoulder

Our shoulder consists of a gleno-humeral (ball and socket) joint which has the head of our upper arm bone (humerus) fit perfectly into the socket of the shoulder blade (scapula). The stiffness associated with frozen shoulder is caused by formation of scar tissue in the joint leaving no room for the ball and socket joint to function. Now, the difference between frozen shoulder and the other two conditions is that the ball and socket joint generally remains unharmed. Shoulder motion is hampered because of the tightness in the joint capsule but the joint surfaces remain intact.  Frozen shoulder is completely treatable, unlike arthritis which can only be contained. A frozen shoulder is diagnosed when an individual has had no history of shoulder injuries or surgeries whatsoever and still the shoulder has limited range of motion.

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