Chronic Exercise Deficiency: Risk for Heart Failure? 

Heart failure (HF) known as congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should. When this happens, blood often backs up and fluid can build up in the lungs, causing shortness of breath. The burden of HF in India appears high, and estimates of prevalence range from […]

Barefoot running – Good or bad ?

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Running is a form of exercise which involves the use of multiple muscles and joint movements. It helps in improving the cardiorespiratory fitness of the body when done consistently. Running is a cardio activity and it is depends on individual choice to choose running as a form of exercise or in preparation for a running […]

Cervical Spondylosis

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Age related or posture related wear and tear of the spinal discs is referred to as spondylosis. Neck pain can be the main symptom of cervical spondylosis. It is very common and can affect any age group, mostly associated with degenerative process in people aged above 60yrs old. What symptoms are experienced in cervical spondylosis? […]

Stiff single leg deadlift and Swap exercise

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This is a beneficial postural and functional exercise. The exercise aims to help in balance, coordination and stability of the whole body. This exercise can be done by advance level athletes. The exercise is used as a pre-exercise mobility drill, or for improving hip biomechanics & post- injury rehabilitation. Exercise technique: Stand on one leg […]

Rounded Shoulders & Its Impact on Posture

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Rounded shoulders is caused when the resting shoulder position moves forward than the usual shoulder position. It affects the ideal shoulder alignment and causes postural imbalance if not corrected or treated. The shoulders look slumped in position, hence the term Rounded Shoulders.  If someone is observed from the side view, it looks as if the […]

Shin Splints & Running

Shin Splints & Running

Lower leg pain can also present in the form of pain in the shin. This condition is called Shin Splints. Intensity of the pain depends on the level of activity or muscle strain caused in the lower leg muscles. Runners and sprinters are the most affected with shin pain. Causes of Shin splints/shin pain: Muscle […]

Calf Pain & Obesity

Calf pain & Obesity

Calf muscle is an anti-gravity muscle and helps in walking/ running/ jogging/ sprinting/static standing posture.  Skeletal muscle pump: the calf muscle also helps in pumping blood back to the heart through the venous system through the dorsiflexion & plantar flexion movements of the ankle,thereby causing significant calf muscle contraction. The strength & flexibility of calf […]

Heel pain & Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain & plantar fasciitis

What is Plantar fascia? The ligament at the bottom surface of our feet is called plantar fascia. The attachment of it is from bottom of the heel bone, through which it fans forward towards the toe bones. Inflammation of the plantar fascia is called as plantar fasciitis. Heel pain and subsequent plantar fasciitis is a […]

Piriformis Syndrome / Deep Buttock Pain

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Piriformis is a small deep muscle situated under the gluteus muscle of the hip, through which the sciatic nerve passes. Tightness of the piriformis muscle can cause pain or pinching of the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome happens when the tight piriformis muscle is forced to work for larger muscle groups around the hip, like gluteus […]

Cervical Spine Health

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Why is cervical spine health important? The neck muscles are anti-gravity muscles that help to maintain mobility of the head and neck over the shoulders. Neck posture is important to prevent forward neck / neck pain / rounding of shoulders. For optimal function, stability and mobility of shoulder joint. It affects the alignment of the […]