Athletes Foot Articles


Top 5 Most Likely Reasons For Foot Pain

24 October, 2018

Foot pain isn’t always an easy symptom to understand. Many people who have been diagnosed with arthritis will assume that their foot pain is a result of that condition, but the truth is that foot pain can be caused by a variety of underlying issues. Given how common foot pain is, it’s important that everyone …


Everything You Need To Know About Athlete’s Foot

12 January, 2018

Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection also commonly known as “Tinea Pedis” which affects the upper part of the skin on the foot. At times this can this can spread to the toenails and the hands. Since this infection is very common in athletes, it is called athlete’s foot. At times, it starts with …


Top 10 Health Benefits of Squats for Men & Women

5 May, 2019

Times have changed leading to a cut-to-cut competition in today’s era. Waking up to a rushed morning and running throughout the day, you hardly have time for your health. It is hard to undergo a full-fledged exercise session. You are undoubtedly dedicated towards your work, however; keeping your body fit and healthy should also be …


The Black Line On Nail: Splinter Hemorrhages

24 April, 2018

Have you ever noticed a small vertical line running down one of your fingernails and wondered what could be the reason? Could it be something serious? In this article, we will take a look at the reasons behind this black line on nail. While most of the times the black lines on nail or any …


Understanding Crohn’s Disease

12 February, 2018

Are you experiencing frequent bowels, diarrhea, fatigue, or blood in the stools? There could be possibilities that these are early signals of what might be a case of inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease. Life with Crohn’s disease can be very difficult and tiresome! Before we discuss Crohn’s disease symptoms and treatment, let us …


Understanding Frozen Shoulder

25 March, 2017

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, in the medical terms, refer to a restricted mobility of the shoulder joint due to swelling and stiffening of the articular shoulder ligament that surrounds the joint.  This term has often been used to refer to arthritis, which is a gross misrepresentation since frozen shoulder represents the shoulder joint, while …


Understanding Sprains and Strains

10 March, 2017

We all have used Sprains and Strains in an interchanging meaning without realising that these two stand for different problems and their symptoms, causes and risk factors, all are widely different. Sprains Vs Strains So let us first begin to understand the gross difference between the two. Sprain A sprain refers to the stretching, tearing or any …


Things to Know About Dislocated Kneecap

28 December, 2016

A dislocated kneecap (patella bone) takes place when the bone covering the knee joint get misplaced and dislocated from the current position. It may also be referred to as patellar dislocation. A dislocated kneecap is very common in athletes playing high-impact sports. These sports require the foot to be planted and the upper body to …


Exercises during Pregnancy to Strengthen the Back

26 June, 2016

Pregnancy causes the ligaments in the woman’s body to soften and stretch in preparation of making space for the growing baby, and later for labor. However, this also puts a strain on the joints of the pelvis and lower back, leading to one of the most common ailments experienced by pregnant women – back pain. …


Sports Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

29 July, 2015

Q1. What is a sports injury? Sports Injury are injuries of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and associated tissues) that occur while playing sports and during athletic activities. Sports medicine is the study of sports injuries in order to prevent them and reduce their severity of occurrence. Q2. What causes sports injuries? These may be …


Do men smell worse than women?

2 February, 2015

It’s a complicated thing…sexual attraction. Of all the exhaustive studies that have been done on it, that is perhaps the one, the only safe and unanimous conclusion! Complicated, because human tendency to choose partners have always relied heavily on a series of not just conscious, but unconscious calculations; body odour is one of the most …


Does sex affect an athlete’s performance?

7 January, 2015

There was a time in the 1950s and 60s, when professional boxers were almost coaxed into a no-sex-before-game regiment, in the fear that their upcoming performance would suffer adversely and inevitably. The popular belief was, that sex before a match would reduce testosterone levels before the big day, thereby reducing their levels of aggression and …


Genu Recurvatum: Knee Deformity

1 May, 2014

Referred to as Knee Hyperextension or Back Knee, Genu Recurvatum is an extremely complex deformity of the knee-joint. Under this condition, the knee bends backward with an extensive extension in the tibiofemoral joint. It is mostly found in women. Genu Recurvatum ranges from mild, moderate, to severe. Athletes are at an enhanced risk of developing …


Patellar Knee Dislocation

22 April, 2014

About Patella Dislocation Patellar Dislocation is a condition where the patella or kneecap moves out of its original place. Patella, which lies in front of the knee-joint at the base of the femur (thighbone) may dislocate due to an external force or injury. This condition is common with athletes and adolescent women. The dislocation causes …


Synovitis Knee: Inflammation of the Synovial Membrane

22 April, 2014

Knee Synovitis or Synovitis Knee is a secondary condition that generally develops due to another condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, or due to an injury to the knee-joint or cancer. It refers to the inflammation of the synovial membrane, which lines and lubricated the knee-joint. Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a more severe …


Chondromalacia Patella: What You Should Know

14 April, 2014

Damage to the kneecap muscles is frequent occurrence in those individuals who are involved in activities that requires extensive twisting and bending movements of the knee. Knee pain is experienced more by women as compared to men. All knee pains are not arthritis. This could be damage to the kneecap muscles known as Chondromalacia patella. …


Understanding Shoulder Instability

12 April, 2014

Shoulder Instability is a condition when the structures surrounding the Shoulder Joint are unable to keep the head of the upper arm bone tightly within the Shoulder Socket. Since the shoulder joint is loose, it tends to slip and slide around in the socket. The patient may experience an uncomfortable sensation or apprehension that the …


Understanding the Heart’s Function

28 February, 2014

The Heart: Anatomy  The heart is a muscle that pumps blood continuously to the rest of the body. It lies towards the front and middle of the chest, slightly to the left of the breastbone. The heart is divided into the right and left by a wall, and each side has a small chamber (atrium) …

Athletes Foot