Archive | March, 2015

Management of tight calf muscles

A common issue among athletes is tight calf muscles, particularly among runners. It is important to be familiar with the symptoms, possible causes and suitable treatment options to help release the muscle tightness. The calf muscle group is comprised of the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle. It is important to note that the symptoms […]

Peroneal tendon dislocation

It is important to note that the peroneal tendon travels behind the lateral malleolus or the bony bit on the exterior ankle. If the individual is subjected to constant dislocation or slippage, the tendon will rub against the bone, thus triggering inflammation. The information posted on this page on peroneal tendon dislocation is for learning […]

Anterior compartment syndrome

It is important to note that anterior compartment syndrome occurs once the big muscles on the exterior front part of the lower leg becomes too large for the sheath that surrounds it, thus resulting in pain. Anterior compartment syndrome can either be acute or chronic. Take note that acute compartment syndrome involves abrupt onset and […]

What is peroneal nerve injury?

The peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve that runs along the exterior part of the lower leg. It serves the peroneal muscles that are responsible for pulling the foot upwards and inwards. If an injury occurs on this area, being prepared to handle the symptoms is definitely an advantage. To learn to recognize […]

Articular cartilage injury

Articular cartilage injury involves damage to the sturdy cartilage that lines the ends of the bones. By being familiar with the symptoms, causes and treatment, you can readily provide care for this type of injury. You can learn to recognize and manage this injury by enrolling in a class on first aid today in your […]

Hernia

A hernia develops when an interior part of the body particularly the intestine, thrusts through a weakened area in the superimposing muscle wall, causing the formation of a soft lump. The material posted on this page on hernia’s is for educational purposes only. If you suspect you have a hernia consult a medical professional as […]

Sever’s disease

Sever’s disease typically occurs among active children between 8-15 years old and causes pain at the rear part of the heel. The main symptom of Sever’s disease is pain and tenderness in the rear part of the heel that is aggravated with physical activity. The tenderness is usually felt if the individual presses in or […]

What is a bunion?

A bunion is described as a sore swelling of the soft tissue along with bone enlargement over the interior of the big toe. Oftentimes, the big toe will appear as if it bent in towards the other toes or will even lie across them. There are measures that you can perform that can help ease […]