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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

How to prevent overuse injuries

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Sudden affinity for recreational sports or over enthusiastic gym sessions can work against you, if you do not listen to your body. Over-stressing your ligaments, tendon, muscles and bones can lead to micro-trauma which will gradually develop into overuse injuries. Overuse injuries are treated with various procedures such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medication and, in severe cases, surgery. These painful injuries can be easily avoided if you follow simple prevention measures and continue with your active lifestyle.

What is an overuse injury?

An overuse injury occurs when you stress your joints, muscles, bones, tendons or ligaments repeatedly without allowing it to heal. Overuse injury is more of an umbrella term for a range of injuries that occur due to overstressing such as oedema, tendinitis, nerve entrapment, tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and more. They are caused by a repetitive action using a body part like rotator cuff injury developed by a baseball pitcher who constantly uses his throwing arm.

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