How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Low Back Pain
August 18, 2009 – 9:15 am | 4 Comments
Low Back Pain is the pain associated with the lower back area between the ribs and above the upper legs. The lower back is the crucial link binding the upper and lower body, largely bearing the body weight due to which it faces easy injury or abuse when lifting, reaching or twisting. With nearly everybody going through the pain at some phase of their lives, the positive aspect to it is that with a few crude self-help courses of actions the problem will pass away in some weeks. However, if chronic or relapsing pain persists beyond a few couple of weeks, seeking medical assistance is crucial. Low Back Pain Causes: Low Back Pain is regularly caused due to excessive use, straining or injury, sudden jerky movements during travelling or while doing some physical activity. With age, the bone and muscle strength deteriorates raising the possibility of injury. The cushioning disc connecting the spinal vertebrae might undergo major wear and tear causing friction between the bones. Often  [...]

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
August 17, 2009 – 10:20 pm | One Comment
Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis is a condition that causes extreme burning pain over the bone at the side of the elbow resulting from tendon inflammation that connects muscle to the bony protrusion known as the epicondyle on the outer side of the elbow. A major populace of those inflicted with tennis elbow do not even indulge in racquet sports and is known to generally affect individuals in their dominantly using arm, sometimes also occurring in non-dominantly used arm or both of them. With as much as 50% of the cases of tennis elbow sufferers being tennis players in the span of their careers, yet less than 5% of every tennis elbow diagnosis is linked to essentially playing tennis. Though persons from any age can become inflicted, it has been observed mostly in the age bracket of 30-50 years, with more cases of men than women have been observed. Tennis Elbow Causes: Excessive use of the arm and forearm muscles is known to mostly cause either a sudden or slight damage to the  [...]

Frozen Shoulder
August 14, 2009 – 10:30 pm | One Comment
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) is the most prevalent debilitating form of shoulder pain usually affecting elderly individuals in the age bracket of 40-60years, with higher cases in women observed in comparison to men. The inception of a Frozen Shoulder could also be related to genetic tendency, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, obesity or a past case of cervical disk problem, an invasive heart surgery done earlier or an earlier inflammation in the rotator cuff ligaments or bursa. Its incapacitating ability makes doing daily chores an ordeal of sorts and is further exacerbated by the lengthy recuperation times to resume complete range and mobility. Frozen Shoulder Causes: The capsule is a shielding membrane that protects the rotator cuff joint in the shoulder. Due to varying reasons including strain or repetitive motion, the capsule gets scarred leading to the formation of adhesions that thicken the capsule membrane by reducing the in-between space thus encumbering free movement. Frozen  [...]

Athlete’s Foot
August 13, 2009 – 10:30 am | One Comment
Athlete’s Foot (tinea pedis) is a communicable fungal infection that leads to a flaky, cracked rash occurring in the areas between the toes that become immensely scratchy and irritable, many times spreading to the instep and often accompanied by foul odour. Athlete’s Foot Causes: Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that breeds in warm, clammy skin of the foot and can be easily contracted in public places like gyms, swimming pools, steam-sauna rooms, spas when individuals go barefooted. Largely, all athlete’s foot are caused due to either of the following two fungal forms, namely Trichophyton mentagrophytes – that cause rapid, severe eruptions or toe webbed infectivity that can be overcome with treatment easily. Trichophyton rubrum- that causes Moccasin-like infection that affects the soles and heels of the feet that is the more persistent form of infection. Athlete’s Foot Symptoms:  With varying symptoms some complain of extreme discomfort and many others being  [...]

Warning Signs Your Feet Can Divulge
August 3, 2009 – 11:01 am | No Comment
Feet are indicators of one’s health and well being and many times display telltale signs that must not be ignored. One can gauge several health ailments by apt analysis of one’s feet. If the nails on the feet are showing serrated, curved in, brittle and aberrant growths then the underlying causes are due to inadequate iron intake occurring mostly in women due to factors like heavy menstrual or internal bleeding that causes anaemia which many times is accompanied by fatigue, cold feet, giddiness and headaches. Sudden feet cramps are a sign of dehydration, inappropriate exercise or diet that is deficient of calcium, magnesium or potassium with expectant women most susceptible to this. A persistent wound many times foul smelling is a sign of elevated glucose levels that is accompanied by symptoms like continual thirst, hunger and urination, weariness, weight loss. Uncontrolled diabetes or binge alcohol drinking many times leads to nerve cells damage leading to numbness in the feet  [...]