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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

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

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Plantar-FasciaThe throbbing pain of plantar fasciitis is very common amongst the urban population grappling with obesity, wrong choice of footwear and rigorous runners. The pain that is caused by this injury is severe during the first few morning steps, but gradually subsides throughout the day. Many individuals suffering with this condition get used to the temporary relief that comes later in the day without opting for easy treatment methods. Plantar fasciitis can be easily managed through a variety of treatment option which are mostly non-surgical.

What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fascia is a thin ligament which runs across the bottom of your foot and connects you heel to the front of the foot. The ligament supports in arching of the foot which supplements our walking activity. Being an important part of the walking mechanism, the plantar fascia has to deal with a lot of wear and tear. The shock absorbing function of this ligament causes stiffness and pain when under stress. The collagen fibers present close to the attachment to the heel bone degenerates causing plantar fasciitis.

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