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Zap It: TENS and EMS Therapy

Kevin Cleary Jun 30, 2016

Our muscles work by receiving electrical impulses from our brain telling them to contract or relax. When they need a little help you can use electricity in a beneficial way. EMS therapy (electrical muscle stimulation) is a method of using external electrical impulses to trigger your muscles.

Straightening The Toe - Treatment And Solutions for Toe Problems

Taikhum Sadiq Jun 21, 2016

Toes problems are common among almost all ages and the slightest of problems if not treated can grow to become major problems. Learning the right ways to diagnose, treat, and take care of toe problems can help alleviate pain and also aid speedy recovery.

Curving the Foot - A Brief Guide to Treating Flat Foot

Taikhum Sadiq Jun 21, 2016

Flat foot is a deformity of the foot which is also called pes planus or fallen arch. It is a postural deformity in which the arches of the foot collapse, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.

All About Turf Toe

Taikhum Sadiq Jun 21, 2016

The metatarsophalangeal joint is the joint that connects the foot to the toes. Injury to the connective tissues in this joint near the big toe is called turf toe. The injury is generally the result of excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. This condition can be caused from either by jamming the toe, or repetitive injury when pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping.

Tennis Elbows - Know Your Treatment Options

Taikhum Sadiq Jun 21, 2016

The extensor muscles of the forearm are responsible for the flexing and movement of the forearm. Damage to these muscles near the elbow joint is known as tennis elbow. Since these muscles are used thee most by tennis players, this injury is called tennis elbow. It happens in the lateral epicondyle region of the elbow and is hence also known as lateral epicondylitis.

All About Heel Spurs

Taikhum Sadiq Jun 21, 2016

A heel spur is a calcium deposit which causes a bony bump on the underside of the heel bone. On an X-ray, a heel spur can extend forward by as much as a half-inch. Without visible X-ray evidence, the condition is sometimes known as Heel Spur Syndrome. Usually heel spurs are painless but may sometimes cause heel pain.

A Brief Guide to Bunions

Taikhum Sadiq Jun 21, 2016

When the big toe pushes unevenly against the other toes, it nudges outward and creates a bony bump on the side of the foot. This is known as a bunion. Many a times it is accompanied by the swelling of the bursal sac that lies between the joints. Sometimes bunions are erroneously described as enlarges tissues but are actually a deformity of the bone.

Softening the Skin – All About Calluses

Taikhum Sadiq Jun 20, 2016

A toughened part of skin which becomes relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation is called a callus or callosity. Frequent or forceful itching and rubbing can cause blisters. Calluses are often found on feet because of frequent walking.

A Brief Guide to Treatment of Skier’s Thumb

Taikhum Sadiq Jun 20, 2016

The ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb is a ligament that runs through the ulnar side of the thumb and is responsible for the flexing of the thumb. It stabilizes the thumb and provides flexibility. Injury or tear of this ligament is called skier’s thumb or gamekeeper’s thumb.

Dealing with Shoulder Pain

Kevin Cleary Jun 15, 2016

Our shoulders are one of the most complex joints in our body. It’s where the humorous bone meets the scapula in a ball and socket joint. Also included in the shoulder area is the rotator cuff, your clavicle bone (collarbone), and the bursa sac which has fluid to cushion and protect the tendons in your rotator cuff.