Category: Leg and Foot Conditions

4 Stretches For IT Band

4 Stretches For IT Band

IT Band or Iliotibial Band is a thick fascia or connective tissue that runs on the outer aspect of the thigh. It is also known as the IT tract or Maissiat's Band. It plays a pivotal role in movements of the hip and lateral stabilization of the hip. IT band gets involved in two conditions-External … Continue reading 4 Stretches For IT Band

7 Causes Of Sudden Ankle Pain Without Injury

7 Causes Of Sudden Ankle Pain Without Injury

The Ankle joint is formed by the two bones of the lower leg and the foot. Fractures and sprains are common causes of ankle pain caused by injury. But many times, ankle pain results from non-traumatic causes. Osteoarthritis -Osteoarthritis of the ankle joint results from degeneration of the cartilage, which leads to pain, stiffness, and … Continue reading 7 Causes Of Sudden Ankle Pain Without Injury

9 Exercises For Runner’s Knee

9 Exercises For Runner’s Knee

Runner's Knee is also known as Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome(PFPS). It is commoner in females because of the broader pelvis. Runner's knee causes pain under or around the front of the kneecap. Pain occurs when running, kneeling, squatting, and climbing or descending stairs. The clicking sound of the kneecap is heard with knee movement. Risk … Continue reading 9 Exercises For Runner’s Knee

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