ACL tear or injury to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee is one of the most common sports injuries - ACL injuries account for around 40% of all sports injuries. If you have injured your knee and have sprained your ACL, you may benefit from physiotherapy to help you improve your ROM and strength, decrease knee pain and swelling, and help you return to your previous level of function.
How to keep away from Zumba injuries
Last month we had three patients coming to our clinics, who had suffered injuries while doing Zumba. Interestingly, all had the same issue - pain in their knees.Interestingly, all had the same issue - pain in their knees.
Zumba is the closest you could get to having fun and having a cardio workout at the same time. And surely, it's popular! But like any other sport, there is a risk of getting aches and pains. How do you fix it? If you have no pre-existing conditions that have caused trouble in your knees earlier, you could easily prevent injuries during Zumba.
Last Updated on 26 Oct, 2018
Are you facing muscle pain and soreness after all that Diwali cleaning?
Climbing stairs becoming a torture to you? This could even happen after a good session of squats.
Can’t lift a spoon in the kitchen, after lifting those heavy buckets and moving cupboards? That was as good as lifting dumbbells at the gym.
And what’s worse, does the pain seem to hang around for 2, even 3 days??
If you are facing any of the above situations, there isn’t much cause to be worried, because this muscular pain and soreness is completely normal, and it even has a name: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS.
Most people face this type of muscle soreness and acute pain after a strenuous workout in the gym or after taking up an out-of-turn new physical activity.
Things you must know about Heel Pain
Heel pain is a common foot condition. One may experience intense pain while you place weight on your heel. The pain usually builds up gradually and gets worse over time. Walking usually improves the pain, but it often gets bad again after walking or standing for a long time.
This type of pain could be due to the overuse of a tissue known as Plantar Fascia. Plantar Fascia is a broad, thick band of tissue that runs from under the heel to the front of the foot, helping to maintain the arch of the foot. In Plantar Fasciitis, the pain is felt under the heel and usually on the inside, and sometimes along the arch, mostly on walking and running.
Things You Must Know About Plantar Fasciitis
- People who run or jog regularly, and older adults who are 40-60 years of age, are the two main groups affected by heel pain.
- Overweight individuals are also more at risk.
- Correct diagnosis is important: Heel pain could be caused due to different reasons. Let a qualified doctor diagnose the correct reason.
- Rest your heel: This may not be easy. But avoiding walking long distances and standing for long periods will surely help.
- Pain relief: Techniques such as icing, massage, ultrasound or electrical muscle stimulation can help to reduce the pain.
- Stretching the calf muscles and the plantar fascia and strengthening of the intrinsic foot muscles can improve the foot mechanics and relieve the stress on the fascia.
- Foot mobilizations and supportive taping is also known to have worked well.
- Use of well fitting, appropriate shoes/orthotics: Use of well fitting, appropriate shoes/orthotics.
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