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How to prevent worsening of knee pain?

Knee joint pain is one of the most common joint injury. It can be caused by sudden jerk, overuse or by underlying condition like arthritis. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling and stiffness. Knee joint has the main function to bend, straighten and bear weight of the body. Knee joint is more than just the hinge joint as it can twist and rotate to some extent. In order to have this balance of stability and flexibility, knee joint relies on its ligaments and cartilage.  Knee joint involves  4 bones. Thigh bone, two bones of lower legs, and a knee cap. The joint has four main ligaments out of which ACL provides front and back rotational stability to the knee, which is why it is most commonly injured ligament in the knee. The joint surface of the knee is covered by cartilage which produces joint fluid to have smooth movements in the joint line. The joint also has to menisci, which are shock absorbing cushions in the joint.  As joint has got perfect balance
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Sitting is New Smoking!

Sitting is new smoking! Many researchers have come to an conclusion, after various studies, that sitting for extended period of time leads to bad cardiovascular changes which are comparable to those with chronic smokers. Living a sedentary lifestyle can be dangerous to health. If you stand or move around during the day, chances of cardiovascular diseases are less than if you sit at a desk. Living sedentary lifestyle means you have higher chance of being overweight ,developing type 2 diabetes ,heart disease and even anxiety and depression. What are the side effects of sitting? ·          Muscles of the legs become weak and some of them also become tight. So the chances of injury and falls are more compared to active population. ·          Moving your muscles help you to digest food. But when you're sitting for longer times, digestive system slows down. This increases chances of bloating and flatulence. ·          Due to excessive sitting, metabolic ra

मायक्रो ब्रेक घ्या..

आत्ताच्या या काळात आपण सगळेच लॉक डाउनमुळे ब्रेक वर आहोत. आधीच कंटाळा आलाय, कामही व्यवस्थित होत नाहीयेत, मग अजून कसला निराळा ब्रेक हवा? अगदी बरोबर!  मायक्रो ब्रेक म्हणजे 5 ते 10 सेकंदांचा छोटासा ब्रेक किंवा विश्रांती.. आता ही का आणि कशाला घ्यायची ते आपण जाणून घेऊया.. ओव्हर ऑल आत्ता आपलं लाईफ पाहिलत तर आपण एरवी पेक्षाही खूप बसून आहोत. घरातील काम सोडून बाकीचा वेळ एकतर ऑफिसच वर्क फ्रॉम होम किंवा टीव्ही पाहणे किंवा वाचन किंवा मोबाईल वापरणे यातच जातो आहे.  जर तुम्ही बारकाईने पाहिलत तर ही सगळी कामं एकाच ठिकाणी किंवा एकाच स्थितीत बसून किंवा उभं राहून करायची आहेत.   म्हणजे उदाहरणार्थ, जेव्हा आपण कॉम्प्युटर वर काम करत आहोत तेव्हा मान एकाच स्थितीमध्ये खूप वेळ राहते. म्हणजे अॅक्चुली मानेच्या स्नायूंचा ग्रुप सारखा सारखा त्याच दिशेने आणि तेच तेच काम करत राहतो. यामुळे मानेच्या मसल्स वर ताण येऊन ते दुखावले जाऊ लागतात. आपण जागेवरून जरूर उठतो पण साधारण दीड-दोन तासाने. पाणी प्यायला /जेवायला/वॉशरूम ला जायला पण हा सगळा ब्रेक सारखा घेता येऊ शकत नाही. अर्थात हा ब्रेक ही स्नायूंसाठी महत्वाचा असतो.

लॉकडाऊनमध्ये डायबेटिस कसा नियंत्रणात ठेवता येईल?

आपल्याकडे जवळजवळ पन्नास टक्के लोक डायबेटिक आहेत. सगळ्यांनाच लॉक डाऊनचा सामना करणे हा एक मोठा टास्क आहे आणि त्यात डायबेटिक पेशंटस् अधिकच खचले जातायत. डायबिटीस मुळे शुगर नियंत्रणात आणण्यासाठी व्यायामाची आणि पौष्टिक आहाराची अतिशय गरज असते. त्यात स्ट्रेस मुळे डायबिटीस वाढतो. आत्ताच्या परिस्थितीमध्ये व्यायामाला किंवा चालायला बाहेर जाता येऊ शकत नाहीये आणि घरी असल्याने तोंडावर ताबा ठेवणेही थोडे अवघड जात आहे. अशात रोज करोनाच्या बातम्या वाचल्या, आणि त्यामध्ये आपले आयुष्य गमावलेल्या लोकांची हेल्थ हिस्टरी वाचली तर "डायबेटिक" हा शब्द सारखा टोचत राहतोय.यासाठी आपण सर्वांनी काही काळजी घेणे अतिशय गरजेचे आहे जेणेकरून आपले शारीरिक तसेच मानसिक संतुलन उत्तम राहील. जस हे सर्वश्रुतच आहे की स्ट्रेस किंवा मानसिक ताण वाढला की साखरेवरच नियंत्रण कमी होतं. आपल्याला जाणवतही नाही अशा अनेक गोष्टींचा आपण ताण घेत असतो जस पिठ संपलं तर काय?/माझ्या नोकरीचं कसं व्हायचं?/मला करोना नाही ना होणार?/डायबिटीस वाढला तर काय? अशा अनेक गोष्टी. आपल्याला जाणवतही नाही पण आपण सबकॉन्शस लेव्हलला याचा विचार करत र

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 bet

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 determin

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, ü   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.