Covid Care at Home

You tested positive for COVID-19 …. Now what? This is a question faced by lakhs of people today as COVID cases in India surge. What is home quarantine? Home quarantine is essential to curb the spread of COVID-19; the positive patient must remain indoors at all times. ● To protect your family members, stay away. Choose a separate room, preferably wi...
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Sports Injuries - Knee

As the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body, the knee is prone to injuries, especially in sports that involve a lot of sudden movements and changes of direction. Since this pretty much accurately describes most sports, it is important to know about and use proper form, technique and equipment while playing. What are the common cau...
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Introduction to Running

​What difference does it make when you run?  There are merits and demerits to each type, be it road running, track, field, up hill or downhill. 1 Road: Whether they are concrete or asphalt, roads are the most commonly available surface for the urban runner. Hard, flat, and smooth, they are relatively safe in terms of obstacles, but they may ca...
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The P.R.I.C.E protocol

The P.R.I.C.E protocol is a modification of the more traditional R.I.C.E protocol, which is a way to remember the appropriate treatment after an injury. It adds the element of Protection, which is essential to avoid further damage to the tissues as they begin to heal. ​ Protection : Avoiding placing weight on or moving the affected area is vital to...
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Movement As Medicine

'Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being while movement and methodical physical exercise saves and preserves it' Staying physically fit and exercising is good for you- everyone knows this. But did you know that exercise has been proven by research to prevent certain diseases, slow down their progression, reduce their sever...
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If Not Surgery, Then What?

What comes to mind when someone says 'surgery'? For most people, it is a fear of pain, of having to stay in the hospital, and the amount of time required to recover. It is true that surgery is a lifesaving advance of modern medicine, and that without it many lives would be lost or would be of significantly less quality. However, it is also true tha...
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Vitamins and Their Importance

V itamins, or 'vital amines' are compounds essential to the health and normal function of your body. The best way to get all of them is to consume a balanced diet with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables but in some cases taking vitamin supplements may be necessary.   How Many Vitamins Are There? Vitamin A Vitamin B (thiamine, riboflavin, ...
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Physical therapy- Everything you wanted to ask

Physical therapy ( PT ), also known as physiotherapy Although physiotherapy first emerged as a profession in 1813, as a Swedish gymnast's foundation for manipulation and exercise, the first records of manual therapy and hydrotherapy being used for treatment are from 460 BC. Hippocrates -the Father of Modern medicine- and a Greek physician named Gal...
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