Category: Leg and Foot Conditions

12 Exercises For Knee Osteoarthritis

12 Exercises For Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee is very prevalent. Pain and stiffness associated with it impact activities of daily living. The 12 exercises described in this article will help you with joint stabilization, improved knee range of motion, muscle strength and decreased pain.

8 Exercises For Patellar Tendonitis

8 Exercises For Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar Tendonitis is an inflammation of the Patellar tendon. Patella is the medical term for the kneecap, and the patellar tendon is a tendon of the quadriceps muscle, which connects the knee cap to the shin bone and helps in knee extension. Patellar tendonitis is also known as "Jumper's knee" as it is common in … Continue reading 8 Exercises For Patellar Tendonitis

10 Causes of Feet and Ankle Swelling

10 Causes of Feet and Ankle Swelling

Swelling in the feet and ankles arises due to the accumulation of fluid and is known as Peripheral edema. It may involve the lower leg also. It can be unilateral or bilateral. It can be painless or with pain. There are several causes of peripheral edema, some of which are normal or others may be … Continue reading 10 Causes of Feet and Ankle Swelling

Managing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Managing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

The Plantar Fascia is a broad, thick band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot connecting the heel to the base of the toes. The plantar fascia is designed to absorb high stresses and strains. But sometimes too much pressure damages the tissue and causes heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis is an … Continue reading Managing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

5 Ways to get relief from Muscle Cramps

5 Ways to get relief from Muscle Cramps

What are Muscle cramps? It is a sudden involuntary contraction in one or more of your muscles often felt as sharp pain. Tightness or a hard lump can be felt or seen in the affected muscle. Muscle cramps may occur during exercise, at rest, or at night, depending upon the exact cause. Commonly affected muscles are … Continue reading 5 Ways to get relief from Muscle Cramps

Peripheral Neuropathy and Physical Therapy

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system due to damage to the peripheral nerves. Damage to these nerves interrupts the communication between brain and other parts of the body. It results from a variety of causes like trauma, infections, autoimmune disorders, systemic infections, inherited disorders, metabolic or endocrine disorders, toxic causes, alcoholism , … Continue reading Peripheral Neuropathy and Physical Therapy

11 Most Effective Exercises for Flat Feet

Flat feet, also known as Pes Planus is a condition where the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. It results from the loss of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot. Following exercises can be done for Flat Feet to improve the arch of the foot. Toe … Continue reading 11 Most Effective Exercises for Flat Feet