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Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis is an inflammation of the tendons of the arm. Tennis Elbow tends to be a common injury and mostly occurs because of overuse. Despite the name of tennis elbow, these injuries occur quite often in people who do not play these sports, rather it is an overuse or repetitive use that may occur because of work or activities that inflame these tendons. Tennis elbow can happen to anyone, but it is more common in people over the age of 40. Tennis elbow or repetitive motions like grabbing a racquet or during a swing can strain…

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Your physiotherapy facility should be equipped with the most advanced treatment options available for your condition. They must offer a…

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PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME

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Piriformis syndrome is defined as the compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle. The piriformis muscle is an important muscle that allows the leg to laterally rotate your leg (away from the midline). Any movement such as walking, or turning, shifting weight from one leg to the other or to even maintain balance, the piriformis muscle is an integral part in these movements. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and its location runs…

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SCIATICA

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  The sciatic nerve is the strongest and longest of the peripheral nerves of the body. It primarily provides motor supply (signal) to the hamstrings, lower leg and foot muscles and sensory supply to the posterior (back of the leg), most of the front of the leg and lower legs and foot. The sciatic nerve branches into two independent nerves just above the knee called the tibial and peroneal nerves. Sciatica tends to affect only one side of the body…

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Function of Ligaments of the Knee: The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. Ligaments provide stability to the joint. The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding back onto the tibia or tibia sliding forward on the femur. The PCL or posterior cruciate ligament prevents the femur from sliding forward on the tibia or tibia sliding backward on the femur. The MCL or medial collateral ligament and LCL or lateral…

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