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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 Peroneal Tendon Sublaxtion

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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 to this fibrous tunnel. The peroneal tendons can snap out of place, elongate or tear.
An injury like this usually occurs in runners and individuals who take part in sport activities that force the foot up and in, like skiing, ice skating or soccer.

What is the main cause of peroneal tendon subluxation?

Often, the main cause of peroneal tendon subluxation is an ankle sprain that injures the ligaments on the outer edge of the ankle which can also damage the peroneal tendons.
A typical ankle sprain involves the foot rolling in, leading to the peroneals getting forcefully stretched, ripping the retinaculum that keeps these tendons positioned in the groove.

As a result, the tendons jump out of the grove – though they usually relocate by snapping back into place.Subluxation may begin much later and can be overlooked while treatment focuses on the injury to other ligaments in the ankle.
If not corrected, this snapping of tendons can become a chronic and recurring problem.

What is Kinesio Taping?

Kinesio taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. It offers support and stability to your affected joints and muscles without affecting the circulation and range of motion with the help of Kinesiology tape.

This method stems from the science of ‘Kinesiology’, the scientific study of human movements.
It was discovered that by using an elastic tape, muscles and tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves, muscles and organs.

Initially, the only users of Kinesio Taping were orthopedists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other alternative medical practitioners. However, after being used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players word quickly spread to the other athletes and today, Kinesio Taping is used by medical practitioners and athletes all around the world.

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Get rid off Shoulder Bursitis with Kinesio Taping

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Shoulder BursitisWhat is Bursitis of Shoulder?

A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that helps to reduce friction between tissues of the body as they glide over each other. One of the major bursae is located at the shoulders adjacent to the tendons. Bursitis is the inflammation of this sac around the shoulder joint due to injury, chronic overuse or other causes. The inflamed bursa will also compress the neighbouring soft tissue resulting in pain and edema.

Signs and Symptoms

Bursitis is typically identified by the localization of pain or swelling and tenderness near the shoulder. Movement of arms or shoulder may also be affected. Shoulder bursitis may often be accompanied by tendinitis of tendons adjacent to the affected bursa. It can also cause a pinching or shooting pain when moving the elbow away from the body, also referred to as a sign of impingement.

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Treating Shoulder Bursitis with Kinesio Taping

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Shoulder Bursitis with Kinesio Taping-HCRShoulder pain is a very common complaint and the diagnosis and management of shoulder injuries is one of the most challenging areas of musculoskeletal medicine.

The shoulder is a complex and relatively unstable joint that every person uses extensively on a daily basis. Every time you wash your hair in the shower or reach up into a cupboard you’re aggravating the condition. Athletes in the course of a practice or competition may tweak a shoulder and strain hundreds of times. Consequently, what started as a minor strain can easily become a chronic problem. Conditions leading to shoulder pain include dislocation, separation, tendonitis, bursitis, rotator cuff, and impingement Syndrome. Read more

Kinesio Taping your Whiplash Injury

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Kinesiology Taping for Athletic InjuriesWhiplash is one of the most commonly occurring injuries in developed nations. Whiplash injury is observed mostly in motor vehicle accident victims where the vehicle is hit from behind. Whiplash is a common term for a number of injuries arising from the overstretching of the cervical paraspinal muscles. Whiplash injuries have been observed since the time cars were non-existent. Then rail accidents were a major cause of the injury and it was called as rail-road spine. Whiplash injury is on the rise with rise in road accidents.

The time taken to recover from the injury can be a few months to a couple of years. But with kinesio taping you can reduce this recovery period significantly. Here is a simple method to tape your neck injury.

During the initial acute phase (upto 72 hours)

In the initial phase of the injury two fan strips are applied for lymphatic correction. The two fan strips are placed such that they form a crisscross pattern over the injured area.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Kinesio Taping

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Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition which science is still researching and learning about. Its main symptoms are pain and numbness in your wrist or fingers. This kind of numbness or pain mainly affects your thumb, index finger, long and radial half of the ring finger. Eventually, you will find a terrible pain running through your wrist and your grip will be very weak.

CTS usually occurs at night when you’re in a fixed sleeping position and don’t realise that it is effecting you until you awake up.

Why does it Happen?
The core reason for this pain or numbness effecting your hands is because of the median nerve is compressed which further leads to compression of your carpal tunnel in your wrist.  The median nerve is a major nerve that runs through your arm and connects with your carpal tunnel. So the deeper question is why does this compression happen?

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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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Kinesio Taping your Biceps to avoid Tendonitis

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Pain in the upper arm, near the shoulder region is commonly reported by individuals who indulge in repetitive motion of the arm. Neglecting this pain could lead to a more serious injury, bicep tendonitis. The bicep muscle in our arm is held together in place by tendons that connect it to the shoulder bone in the top and radius at the bottom. Sportsmen such as baseball, basketball and golf players who have to deal with extensive use of their upper arm for repeated motions are continuously at risk of injuring a tendon. Kinesio taping can offer an affordable solution with its various bicep taping techniques.

What is biceps tendinitis?
The tendons connecting the bicep muscle (responsible for the curling motion) on both the ends, shoulder (upper) and elbow (lower), tend to get irritated or inflamed due to rigorous repetitive motion. Biceps tendinitis is generally observed on the upper part of your arm, in the shoulder region but there have been cases of tendinitis in the elbow region too. It causes pain in the front of the shoulder making it difficult to move. The pain in the shoulder is peaks during sleeping hours and during waking up. The tendons might also get torn while lifting heavy objects or trauma to the shoulder, interfering in normal function.

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