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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

Treatment Options for Avascular Necrosis

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Treatment for Avascular NecrosisAvascular necrosis is the slow decay of the bones caused due to reduction in the supply of blood to the region. This may result in joint aches and weak bones. If left untreated, it may also cause an eventual collapse and distortion of the weakened bone which may cause fractures, joint dislocations or severe arthritis.

Treatment for Avascular Necrosis

The goals when treating avascular necrosis are to ensure that the pain is reduced, the progression of the bone damage is stopped and the functioning of the affected joint is rehabilitated. The best treatment options available to a patient will be determined by a number of factors which include the patient’s age, severity of the disease, location and amount of bone damage and causative factors for the disease.

Treatment for Acute Avascular Necrosis

If the causing factor of the disease is identified, the treatment will focus on managing the underlying condition that gives rise to it. For example, if the disease is being caused due to blockage of your blood vessels by blood clots or fat deposits, the doctor can prescribe medication to dissolve the clots. If the blood supply is thwarted because the blood vessels have become swollen, the doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medicines to resolve the causative condition. Read more


All you need to know about BPPV

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BPPVVertigo, which on a broader scale is considered to be dizziness, is actually a form of perception of motion disorder.  There are various causes of vertigo but the most common cause is a dysfunctional vestibular system (sensory system responsible for maintaining balance). Slight change in the head position can trigger dizziness which can last from a few seconds to a couple of minutes.

What is BPPV?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV is the most commonly occurring types of vertigo. As the name suggests it is harmless or it isn’t life threatening (benign), it occurs suddenly and for short periods (paroxysmal positional). Our body’s vestibular system malfunctions to cause a perception of motion or false motion even through slightest movement of the head.

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Causes and Treatment for Shin Splints

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Shin SplintsSharp shooting pains in the inner side of your shin could be a cause of worry. Indulging in recreational sports or running an extra mile on your very first cardio day at the gym can do more damage than good. The pain that you might experience along the inner edge of your shinbone could be shin splint. The majority of the time when you are feeling shin splints it is the strain of the Tibialis Anterior which is the muscle that lines the inner side of your shin bone. Physical therapy can help you manage and treat this pain in a number of ways.

What is a shin splint?
Shin splint is the instant throbbing pain felt in the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). The injury is commonly observed in runners as repetitive stress on the shin bone causes it. Repetitive trauma to the muscles surrounding the shin bone through sports that involve running or even sprinting during your regular chores may cause it. Pain caused by shin splints is located in the mid region of your leg next to the shinbone. Shin splints though not a serious injury in the beginning, can lead to a compartment syndrome which can cause permanent deformity and disability.

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Overuse Injuries In The Elbow And Forearm

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Overuse Injuries In The ElbowOur elbow and forearm area of the upper extremities are prone to overuse injuries due to sports or occupational stress. Overuse injury in the elbow and forearm is quite common among golfers and baseball players as well. Overuse of the elbow and the forearm can be caused by repetitive elbow flexion-extension or wrist motion. Because of the intricate anatomy of the elbow and the forearm, there could be various causes for the injury. Though predominantly seen in sportspersons, the injury is also very common amongst people who indulge in throwing or arm stretching as a part of their profession such as assembly line workers or skilled labourers. Another way in which a person can begin to be effected by this type of overuse injury is the office worker, that types rapidly throughout the day.

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Treatment for Strained Levator Scapulae

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ID-100228102The sharp pulsating pain that you feel in the back of your neck region and in the middle region of the back could be easily caused by a strained levator scapula muscle. Sitting in your chair all day and staring the computer screen with little or no movement causes stiffness or tightness in the levator scapulae. Though the disease can affect both the scapula muscles on the left and right side, it has been noted that in most of the cases left side is affected.

What causes Levator Scapulae strains?
The levator scapula muscle tendon originates on the transverse process of the first four cervical vertebrae of the cervical spine (neck) and attaches to the scapula (shoulder blade). The levator scapulae are twin muscles located on either side of the neck. The contraction of this muscle is important for elevation of the scapula causing the shrug movement. Strain in the levator scapula muscle can be caused by various reasons but the most common amongst them is bad posture. Sitting with a hunch for long hours at work causes tightness and tension in the muscles leading to discomfort and pain. Some other common reasons are holding tiny cell phones to your ear for a long period and carrying one strap bags or, in case of women, shoulder bags aggregates levator pain.

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Physiotherapy Treatment for Tingling and Numbness in Hands and Fingers

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Tingling and Numbness in Hands and FingersAll of us have had the “my leg / hand has fallen asleep” experience. This “sleeping” experience mostly occurs if you cut off blood supply to a particular body part by applying pressure for a long time. That is the reason why you have numbness and tingling in your hand if you sleep on it for long. This numbness and tingling is absolutely normal and goes away within minutes, but if you have a similar experience at random, the reason could be a medical condition. Paresthesia, also known as numbness and tingling of the hands and legs, has multiple causes, but some of this can be controlled with physiotherapy.

Causes

There are multiple causes for the tingling sensation and numbness felt in the hands and fingers. The most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome, a type of nerve compression. Repeated motion in an unnatural position which puts abnormal stress on your hand causes microscopic tears. These tears in ligaments and muscles later swell up and later cause nerve compression. The ulnar nerve which passes through our hand and forearm can get trapped during accidents or falls and cause numbness. There are various other causes like diabetes, alcoholism, poor circulation and more.

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