Braces – An Overview

Braces – An Overview The simplest type of brace is a one-piece sleeve made of an elastic rubber – Neoprene that fits snugly around the knee area. Appropriate for use by patients with relatively mild Osteoarthritis, these sleeves, which are available over the counter at most pharmacies, compress the affected area, providing warmth and a…

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis Definition Achilles tendonitis causes inflammation and degeneration of the achilles tendon. The achilles tendon is the large tendon located in the back of the leg that inserts into the heel. The pain caused by achilles tendonitis can develop gradually without a history of trauma. The pain can be a shooting pain, burning pain,…

Metatarsalgia (Ball of foot pain)

Metatarsalgia (Ball of Foot Pain) DEFINITION: Metatarsalgia is a general term used to denote a painful foot condition in the metatarsal region of the foot (the area just before the toes, more commonly referred to as the ball-of-the-foot). This is a common foot disorder that can affect the bones and joints at the ball-of-the-foot. Metatarsalgia…

Heel Pain

Heel Pain DEFINITION Heel pain is a common condition in which weight bearing on the heel causes extreme discomfort. CAUSE There are two different categories of heel pain. The first is caused by over-use repetitive stress, which refers to a soreness resulting from too much impact on a specific area of the foot. This condition,…

Knee Needs

Knee Needs Guest article by Yashmeen Chauhan Manak [FB page] The knee joint experiences a variety of forces and actions in sports and strength training and hence is vulnerable to wear & tear and thus various injuries. The sad reality is that despite all the sensible approach to knee protection, this joint can still succumb…

Encouraging fitness in kids

Encouraging Fitness in Kids Guest article by Yashmeen Chauhan Manak [FB page] Encouraging physical activity or exercise amongst kids is very important in today’s age where running around, playing in the parks, street games, cycling etc have taken a back seat because of television, video games and internet. To promote fitness for kids, it is…

The importance of mental strength

Mind it! Guest article by Yashmeen Chauhan Manak [FB page] Mental strength is one of the most important aspect of well-being, which most people are unaware of. Physical strength is often talked about but it is the mental strength which wins the battles, be it life or games. ‘Mind’ is the most powerful muscle which…

Workout Motivation

Workout Motivation Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia You know exercising is good… and you still don’t! You’re not alone. Try these really simple tips to get on the bandwagon. Stop thinking about the beginning- Anticipating a visit to the gym can feel like anticipating a root canal. Don’t just think about the painful beginning. That’s…