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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

Recovering from a Whiplash Injury

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The sudden jerks you receive in the neck, mostly during accidents or extreme adventure sports causes the neck muscles and ligaments to tear apart. This neck injury is more commonly known as whiplash or, in medical terms, Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration (CAD). The injury mostly occurs during motor vehicle accidents which are caused by impact to the rear end. The injury was first noted in early 1900’s and then was known as the railroad spine as there were no cars then.

Exercises for recovery
Though the time taken for recovery differs from patient to patient, you can practice the following exercises to get some relief. Be sure to consult with your physical therapist or exercise therapist before starting with any of the following exercises.

 Exercise #1: Rotation
Be seated with correct spinal position. Gently turn your back to the left, rotating your neck as far as possible without any pain. Hold this position for 3-5 seconds and repeat for the opposite side. Make 8-10 repetitions for each side per set and try to stretch a little more than before.

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