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Girls Beauty Is Known by Her Calves: Want to Own Those Calves?

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 91% (22727 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Girls Beauty Is Known by Her Calves: Want to Own Those Calves?

CALVES ARE ADDRESSED AS PLANTAR-FLEXORS HERE

THE PLANTAR-FLEXORS

These muscles are powerful as they propel the body forwards and help to stabilize the foot and ankle.    With the exception of Soles they all work across more than one joint, and because of this, the Long Flexors of the toes are most capable in this capacity when the metatarsophalangeal joint is extended.     

The gastrocnemius is most efficient when the knee is extended, while the function of Soles is mainly postural to ready the leg on the foot. 

Tibialis Anterior is primarily an inverter and supports the longitudinal arch of the foot, but it can assist dorsiflexion. 

Assisted Exercise for the Plantar-flexors – With the patient inside lying, manual assistance is given by the physiotherapist

Examples of free exercises for the plantar-flexors:

Non-weight-bearing:

  • Long sitting or half sitting (heals free); Toe pointing, alternately. 
  • Prone lying (Feet over the end of plinth); Toe pointing, alternately.
  • Sitting; heel raising

Weight-bearing:

  • Half standing; one heel raising·
  • Reaches grasp high standing; heel raising and slowly lowering
  • Standing; bob jump, hopping or dancing steps.

Resisted Exercise for the Plantar flexors,  

Manual resistance can be offered to the muscles with the patient in positions such as long sitting or prone long(with knees bend), care being taken to see that resistance is given on a sufficient area of the sole to avoid straining the intertarsal Joints and plantar structures.    

The action of the Long Flexors can be localized by fixing the ankle joint in dorsiflexion and resisting the toes. Mechanical and auto-resistance is given by a treadle machine or it can be arranged thus- Suitable activities induce walking, running, jumping, balance walk sideways or up to an incline, cycling and rowing.   

THE INVERTORS

These muscles rotate the foot inwards, chiefly at the transverse. Tarsal and subdeltoid joints, and maintain the longitudinal arch of the foot, in addition to assisting movements of the ankle joint. 

Assisted Exercise for the Investors, With the patient in a long sitting or half lying, the physiotherapist gives manual assistance by fixing with one hand above the ankle and the other grasping around the heel with the sole of the foot resting on the forearm,  Movement then occurs around a vertical  axis and gravity is eliminated.   

Alternatively, a swing board can be used by the patient,the slope of the board on which the foot rests being altered by pulling on the ropes.

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What Causes Muscle Cramps in the Calves And How To Prevent?

Dr. Shakuntla Kumar 88% (146 ratings)
Diploma In Endoscopic Surgery, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
What Causes Muscle Cramps in the Calves And How To Prevent?

Leg cramps can be caused simply from dehydration to something much more serious such as kidney disease.

  • Cramps often result from
  • Vigorous exercise
  • Trauma to the muscle
  • Keeping the leg in an awkward position for too long, such as sitting in a crowded theater.
  • Other causes can include medications such as birth control, diuretics (which are often prescribed for people with high bp) and steroids.
  • A lack of potassium or calcium can also be the underlying cause, as well as cold weather.


How to prevent leg cramps

  • There are a number of ways you can alleviate nighttime leg cramps. Once leg cramps set in, the best method to relieve them is movement, either walking around or simply jiggling or shaking your leg. In addition, things like pumping your ankles up and down or rubbing the muscles can help as well.
  • Some people with chronic leg cramps have found relief using cool compresses, which work by numbing pain and reducing soreness. But anyone who regularly suffers leg cramps should also work to strengthen their muscles, which will make cramps less frequent.
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Relieve those achy muscles

Dr. Ritesh Kharnal 87% (601 ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
Relieve those achy muscles
Relieve those achy muscles
After a grueling workout, there's a good chance you're going to be feeling it (we're talking sore thighs, tight calves). Relieve post-fitness aches by submerging your lower body in a cold bath (50 to 55 degrees fahrenheit; you may have to throw some ice cubes in to get it cold enough) for 10 to 15 minutes" many top athletes use this trick to help reduce soreness after training sessions" says andrew kastor. And advice we love" an athlete training for an important race should consider getting one to two massages per month to help aid in training recovery"
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Liposuction

Dr. Santosh Bhatia 88% (11 ratings)
M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Liposuction

Also known as lipoplasty and body contouring surgery

Liposuction surgery sculpts your body, eliminating unwanted pockets of exercise and diet-resistant fat from the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts (including male breasts), back, arms and neck. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures to create a desired shape and is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures.

When to consider liposuction

  • If you have localized areas of fat deposits that are disproportionate with the rest of your body.
  • If you would like more definition or a sleeker contour in certain areas of your body.
  • If your skin elasticity is good 

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Dr. Sajeev Kumar 88% (28217 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Stretches For High Heel Relief

Love to wear high heels? I know I do, especially seductive 6 inch heels! They make legs look great, but make your feet feel like dropped 100 old school dictionaries on them by the end of a long night. Here are a few stretches you can do to ease your sore feet after a long day or night of prancing around in your stilettos.
Shin and Ankle Stretch
Your shins and the top of your toes will feel great relief with this move.
Using a chair or bench sit down. Place your right ankle on your left knee (bending your right leg).
Grab the toes of your right foot and pull back, putting your foot in a pointed position. Push your right foot forward in order to make the stretch more intense.
Hold for 10 to 15 seconds, and then switch sides.
Towel Foot Stretch
This move loosens up your calves and provides relief to the soles of your feet.

Sit on the floor and stretch both of your legs out in front of you.
Bend your left leg and keep your right leg stretched out on the floor.
Using a hand towel with each end in one of your hands place the ball of your right foot in the center of the towel.
Pull back on the towel towards your chest while keeping the right leg straightened.
To intensify the stretch begin to bend the right knee slightly.
Hold for 10-15 and then repeat with the other foot.
Open Lizard
This move targets ankles and opens up the hips.
Go down into a lunge position with your right knee forward.
Lower your left knee completely to the floor.
Rest hands on the ground directly in line with your shoulders.
Begin to lower your right leg and knee to the right.
Keep your arms straight and your hands should be resting now on the inner side of your right foot.
Press your chest forward to intensify the stretch.
Hold for 10-15 sec and then switch.
Flexed-Feet Wall Stretch
Your posture can shift from having your calves in a constant flexed position while in heels. This move will help to loosen your calves and prevent lower back pain you may experience from your disturbed posture.
Stand in front of a wall and place your hands out onto it directly in front of your shoulders.
Walk your hands down the wall as you lean back.
Lift your toes and shift your weight into the heels.
Continue to walk your hands down the wall as far down as you can go.
You will feel the stretch get more intense the further down you go.
Hold for 10-15 seconds and then repeat.

Infected Vagina - What Are The Basic Symptoms To Know?

Dr. Rakhi Gupta 88% (73 ratings)
FICOG, FICMCH, FIMSA, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Infected Vagina - What Are The Basic Symptoms To Know?

To keep the vagina healthy and clean, a pale white, odourless fluid is discharged from the vagina. However, in cases where there is an infection in the vagina, this discharge may change in terms of both colour and odour. This condition is known as leucorrhoea and can affect women of different ages. There are two types of leucorrhoea:

Physiologic changes
In such cases, the discharge is caused by a fluctuation in hormonal levels. It usually affects girls going through puberty, women in the state of sexual excitement or in the first trimester of pregnancy and newborn baby girls.

Inflammatory or pathological
This type of leucorrhoea may be triggered by a number of conditions including vaginal yeast infections, cervicitis and trichomonal vaginitis. Some of the symptoms of this infection are:

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Vaginal Infection - How Can it Be Treated with Home Remedies?

Dr. Nitin Sangamnerkar 89% (119 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Pune
Vaginal Infection - How Can it Be Treated with Home Remedies?

To keep the vagina healthy and clean, a pale white, odourless fluid is discharged from the vagina. However, in cases where there is an infection in the vagina, this discharge may change in terms of both colour and odour. This condition is known as leucorrhoea and can affect women of different ages. There are two types of leucorrhoea:

Physiologic changes
In such cases, the discharge is caused by a fluctuation in hormonal levels. It usually affects girls going through puberty, women in the state of sexual excitement or in the first trimester of pregnancy and newborn baby girls.

Inflammatory or pathological
This type of leucorrhoea may be triggered by a number of conditions including vaginal yeast infections, cervicitis and trichomonal vaginitis. Some of the symptoms of this infection are:

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Night Discharge Treatment

Dr. Mahesh Shah 92% (698 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
Night Discharge Treatment

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2 Self Myofacial Releases for Early Morning Heel Pain

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 91% (22727 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
2 Self Myofacial Releases for Early Morning Heel Pain

A. Anatomy and Function of SOLEUS

  • The soleus originates from just below the knee and inserts onto the Achilles tendon. 
  •  The soleus is responsible for plantarflexion of the foot.

Reasons to Treat

  • Excessive tension in the soleus can cause pain at the site of injury, or further down the kinetic chain (in the Achilles tendon or plantar fascia).

Set-up

  •  Sit on the ground with your legs straight and calves on top of the roller.
  •  Using your arms, press yourself up so that your buttocks are hovering over the ground.

Performance

  •  From the starting position, roll back and forth, keeping the knees unlocked.
  •  Focus the pressure on the medial and lateral areas of the lower part of the calf, just above the ankle.
  •  Roll for 30–60 seconds.
  •  To increase the pressure, try stacking one leg on top of the other and rolling only the bottom leg.
  •  To further increase pressure, actively dorsiflex the toes (pull them toward your shin) to place the soleus on stretch.

Alternate Modalities

  •  Use a tennis or lacrosse ball to increase the pressure. This method is generally easier on the arms and upper extremity since you don’t have to hold yourself up.

B. Anatomy and Function of Gastrocnemius

  •  The Achilles tendon connects the gastrocnemius and soleus to the calcaneus.
  •  The Achilles tendon aids the gastrocnemius/soleus in producing plantar flexion.Reasons to Treat
  •  Excessive tension in the Achilles tendon can lead to issues further up (the gastrocnemius/soleus) or further down (the plantar fascia) the kinetic chain.

Set-up

  •  Sit on the ground with your legs straight and calves on top of the roller.
  •  Using your arms, press yourself up so that your buttocks are hovering over the ground.

Performance

  •  From the starting position, roll back and forth, using both a knees locked and knees unlocked position.
  •  Focus on rolling from the top of your heel to midway up your lower leg.
  •  Roll for 30–60 seconds.
  •  To increase the pressure, try stacking one leg on top of the other and rolling only the bottom leg.
  •  To further increase pressure, actively dorsiflex the toes (pull them toward your shin) to place the Achilles tendon on stretch.

Alternate Modalities

  •  Use a tennis or lacrosse ball to increase the pressure. This method is generally easier on the arms and upper extremity since you don’t have to hold yourself up.

4 Exercises That Can Help With Runner's Knees!

Dr. Hemant Gaur 89% (46 ratings)
MPT, Mphill
Physiotherapist, Delhi
4 Exercises That Can Help With Runner's Knees!

Runner’s knee is a very common problem with athletes. It is definitely not something one needs to worry about. In fact, with certain exercises, it can be prevented and if you do develop a runner’s knee, it can be treated with some exercises as well.

There are special sports medical practitioners who prescribe not only regular physiotherapy, but also specific exercises to deal with specific sports injuries. To fight with runner’s knee pain, there are a few exercises.

But the four most important ones are described in detail below.

  1. Quads: For performing proper quads, all you need is a back wall for additional support. You need to hold yourself against the wall and keep your legs apart from each other. The legs should be folded in the knees. In this position, you have to move up till the knee position with a minimum of one minute hold time in the knee position. You can repeat this exercise 10 times at a stretch before moving on to the next exercise.
  2. Hamstring: This is a fairly easier exercise than the previous one. You have to stand straight with your legs apart. Bend downwards from your hips. Relax your neck and back. Ease your head downwards as well. Keep your hands behind. Join both your hands and give it a stretch. If you think that this position is straining your neck or back a little too much, then you can simply stretch your hands without joining them.
  3. Calves: Calves is a standard exercise that is prescribed by medical practitioners and physiotherapists for easing out the pain caused by runner’s knee. You have to stand with your hand against the wall. Put your left leg forward and bend it at the knees. Stand on your right heel. Hold yourself in this position for 20 to 30 seconds before changing the legs and doing the same.
  4. Lateral: Lateral is also one of the easiest and common forms of exercises. You have to stand with your legs directly below your hips. Then stretch your right leg apart. Without bending your knees, try to touch the toes of your right leg with the fingers of your left hand. Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds before changing the position and performing the lateral with your left leg.

Thus, these are some of the very fundamental exercises that one should follow in order to get quick relief from the pains of a runner’s knee. These exercises are very easy and help in reducing pain. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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