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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

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Myths and Facts

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How often do you think about the complexities that might occur in the palms of your hands or souls of your feet? Do you take pain in your palms just as seriously as you would take pain in your chest region? Most would answer these questions with a no, because it’s a classic case of neglect as we sometimes feel that we need to live with some types of pain and not with others. While we worry about our vital organs, we tend to neglect some anomalies in body parts which we have come to consider as not-so-important. If you are experiencing burning, tingling pain in the palm region, don’t ignore it, because it might be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel?

The Carpal Tunnel is a small passage at the lower end of the palm, located at the base of the palmer side which connects the forearm to the deep plane of the palm. It consists of nine tendons and a median nerve which affect the overall functioning of the nerve. The nine tendons and the nerve found in the carpal tunnel are covered on three sides with bone and a ligament. The carpal tunnel is important because it envelops the median nerve which is responsible for sensation to the thumb, index finger, middle finger and partially to the ring finger.

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