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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

Get rid of the Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Rigidis)

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Get rid of the Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Rigidis)A very common sight in arthritis of the foot is developing a “stiff big toe”. The “stiff big toe” or Hallus Rigidis in medical terms is a form of degenerative arthritis which causes stiffness and pain in the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, the joint which connects your big toe with the rest of the foot. Big stiff toe causes a bunion to appear at this joint, making your foot visually displeasing along with the pain it inflicts. There are various surgical and non-surgical treatments available with which you can get rid of this medical condition.

What is Hallux Rigidis?
The Hallux Rigidis as its name suggests is a medical condition which occurs in the MTP joint where your big toe (Hallux) meets the rest of the foot. Like any other joint, the MTP has a cartilage to cushion movements of the joint while moving, standing or running. The wearing out of this cartilage causes friction in the joint causing it to become inflamed, rigid and stiff (Rigidis). The hallux rigidis is a progressive condition which means it worsens with time. Sometimes just the upper part of the joint is affected, while the rest of the joint stays undamaged.

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