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Why Yoga?

I am a physiotherapist by profession, a person from modern medicine, then why would I promote Yoga? The answer lies in the fact that, Yoga is for everyone. Yoga is most adaptable exercise form available. You can do asanas when in pain, when not in pain. You can performs asanas by modifying the range of motion and it can be done by all the age groups. It can be done by all the people with or without disability. Before we move on let's understand the concept of Health and exercise. What is the difference between Health and fitness? "Fitness" is readiness. Readiness for physical activity. Fitness usually is used in terms of physical stamina. Physically fit people are better equipped than non fit people. "Health" has more components than physical health to it. Health means physical, mental and social well-being. The concept and performance of Yogic practice not only improves physical fitness but improves Health in general. What is the difference between Physical …

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE ANKLE SPRAIN?

An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments that connect the bones of the leg to the foot. The injury typically happens when you accidentally twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bones and joints together. All ligaments have a specific range of motion and boundaries that allow them to keep the joints stabilized. When ligaments surrounding the ankle are pushed past these boundaries, it causes a sprain. You should call your doctor right away if you sprain your ankle. Your doctor can determine the severity of the injury and recommend a proper course of treatment. It can take several weeks or months for a sprained ankle to heal completely. You may have a sprained ankle if you notice the following symptoms in the ankle: ·tenderness ·pain and swelling ·inability to put weight on the affected ankle How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will perform a physical exam to determine which ligaments have been torn. During the exam, your docto…

EXERCISING IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

When in you are in pain, getting list of exercises from your physiotherapy doctor and building fit musculature is the last thing on your mind! But believe me exercises have a great role, not only in reducing pain but also to avoid deformities and joint complications that may arise with arthritis. In this article, I am going to discuss about how we can prevent joint deformities and pain in small joints of hand and feet.
Before we do that, let us have a quick view of how exercises can help you in arthritis and save your joints.  
(Benefits of exercises) Regular exercises mean, ├╝Less pain from arthritis:- ·Exercises help in improving blood circulation, more blood flow means more nutrients and oxygen to working muscles and joint. Improved blood flow helps removing toxic products from the tissues. ·Working muscles are more flexible and stronger. Stronger the muscle less is the pressure on the joint and this in turn slows down joint wear and tear.  ├╝Stronger bones:- ·Studies prove that when the …