Neck & Back Pain | Hand & Shoudler Pain | Knee & Hip Pain | Foot & Ankle Pain
How Spine Pain can impact your Lifestyle – Cycle of Deconditiong
Our 21st century lifestyle of long sitting hours on desk and reading on smart phones or tablets etc causes strain on the spine and lack of physical work weakens the core muscles surrounding the spine. Muscles by their very nature “strengthen” only if they are used. Hence, less movement of “core” muscles results in their weakness, bad posture, back & neck problems. This further causes stiffness, pain and discomfort. Psychologically, the person having pain tries to play “safe” and “uses” his back and neck even less, resulting in less movement and more weakening of muscles what is known as the “cycle of deconditioning”.
This negative vicious circle has to be broken. MedX “machines” resolve this issue by testing your spine function and allowing your back muscle to be strengthened in an effective, controlled and medically supervised way resulting in reduction of pain and improvement in lifestyle.
Knee joint is the main weight bearing joint of the body along with hips and ankle. It is a complex joint having freedom of bending and straightening with some degree of twisting and rotation. It is supported by muscles, ligaments, tendons, meniscus and joint capsule. You can develop knee pain at any point of your life if you don’t take care of it and the risk factors which increase the probability of you developing pain are excessive weight, lack of muscular strength and flexibility, faulty foot alignment and certain high impact sports and dance.
Our feet are a complex structure consist of 26 small bones and more than 30 small joints along with muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves and most importantly the arches. Arches of the foot plays an important part in our body mechanics while we stand, walk, jump or play sports. They provide us support and bounce so that the small structures of the foot are not under stress and minimizes their wear and tear overtime which can result in joint pain or damage to the plantarfascia causing its inflammation. We bear our whole-body weight on the foot thereby its alignment and strength plays an integral part in maintaining overall wellbeing. If any of the above said is not in alignment, arches are low or high, you feel discomfort in toes, heels or sole, weakness in muscles, tight kinetic chain, Faulty biomechanics of foot, knee and hip, lifestyle choices, wearing wrong shoes or high heels can all result in foot and ankle pain. This can be associated with swelling, increased warmth, stiffness, difficulty to put down first step in morning, continuous intense pain or dull ache that remains there upon weight bearing or during ankle motion. In most of the instances the foot pain is not permanent and goes by its own but in case you have started developing continuous pain and it lasts for say 2-3 months it’s time to get a screening done. Screening should involve history taking, observation, palpation, physical examination, checking the arches of the foot, foot alignment, ruling out X-ray findings, testing the strength of the muscles in and around the joint, testing other parts of the kinetic chain which might be the culprit and reaching to a diagnosis. Some very common foot conditions we come across is flat foot, plantarfascitis, ankle sprain, heel and foot spurs, weakness of intrinsic muscles, faulty weight bearing mechanics. Foot pain should be addressed as soon as you discover that its not going with general advices, pain killers, exercises through you tube videos etc etc. A proper customised care plan is needed to take care of it in case you want to get rid of it as foot is the most integral part of our body system as we stand and bear weight on IT!!