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Flamingo Health, a pioneer Indian brand of Healthcare and Orthopaedic products, brings forth Cuff & Collar Sling in the market. This simple and easy to use Cuff & Collar Sling provides excellent support to the arm, hand, elbow and shoulder in the case of emergency and first aid.

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  1. 1. Varicose Vein & Its Cure Varicose veins are twisted and enlarged veins near the surface of the skin of legs and ankles. They don’t seem serious, but can lead to other severe pain. Varicose veins look dark blue, swollen, and twisted under the skin. Women are often affected with varicose veins than men, reasons can be pregnancy, obesity, aging, increased pressure on leg muscles. That’s why it is advised to not sit for long with your legs crossed or dangle them. Some of the symptoms of Varicose Veins include: • Leg swelling. • Swelling and calf pain after you sit or stand for longer period of time. • Color change of skin. • Dry, thinned skin. • Inflammation. • Bleeding after a minor injury. If you have this problem, you may need to consult your doctor and opt for immediate treatment. There are some home remedies as well that can alleviate the symptoms and avoid worse situations. • Wear compression stockings which create gentle pressure to avoid blood pooling and decreases swelling in the legs. • Elevate your legs after some duration. • Avoid long periods of sitting or standing. • Don’t cross your legs for long time. • Involve yourself in some sort of physical activity to tone your leg muscles. • Avoid wearing high heels for long periods. For better results, wear Flamingo Premium Varicose Vein Stockings. Its four ways stretched advantage provides comfort and control compression to legs. Compression of varicose vein slows down the progression of varicose vein and their reoccurrence. It gives great relief to tired aching, heavy, tingling and burning numb legs, ankles and feet. Overlock design prevents impression on skin. #Flamingohealth #StartLivingPainFree #Yoga Gain Health Not Weight Obesity the most common cause of some serious health problems is considered as an abnormal amount of body fat. There are various natural ways to control obesity and believe us these methods are effective and affordable. According to experts those follow natural approaches can impede obesity as compared to those who don’t.
  2. 2. Follow these simple steps and control your protruding paunch. Step#1: Stop eating fatty and processed food items. Step#2: Eat moderately. Smaller portions are a better option rather than eating all at once. Step#3: Add fruits and vegetable in your diet, especially those rich in fibre. Step#4: Exercise regularly, play sports and keep yourself active. Step#5: Eat food packed with nutrients and boost your immune system. Step#6: Enjoy adequate sleep (for 8-9 hours). Step#7: Consult your doctor before choosing any medication. Step#8: Drink plenty of water. It is important to control obesity for a healthy life. Studies have shown that obesity gives rise to high blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases. Always maintain a healthy weight and stay active. Take a teaspoon of honey, mix it in a glass of hot water and drink it every morning on an empty stomach. You can also few drops of lime into this water. Repeat this for 3-4 months to see an effective weight loss. If you are eating full fat dairy products, stop immediately. Skim or low-fat dairy is a great way to burn some calories and reduce fat out of your diet. Whether milk, cottage cheese, yogurt or cheese, are some good low-fat alternatives and avoid calories intake that you would otherwise be consuming. Moderate and balanced diet is the key to control obesity. #Flamingohealth #StartLivingPainFree #Yoga Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries Just imagine yourself enjoying your favorite sports like running, cricket, tennis and soccer with an injured foot. Horrifying and painful it is, right? Our feet make us walk which is nature’s onethe priceless gifts to us. Hands and foot posses both physical and emotional importance in our life. For example, the smile on your face while watching your child walking for the very first time is just exceptionally beautiful. This shows the importance of foot in the life of a person. Warm up before activity Do light stretching or slow jogging for two to three minutes to warm up your muscles.
  3. 3. Build your muscles Gradually increase time spends on the physical activity over a period of week to increase the strength and mobility of muscle of particular body part. Even indulge yourself into other sports or physical activities also to help strengthen the entire body muscles. Invest in good pair of shoes Use sport-specific shoes, you can’t play cricket while wearing soccer shoes. Usually Cross training shoes are a better choice; however, if you will wear the shoes designed for a particular sport it will reduce the chances of injuries. Replace If you are an active sports person you should replace your shoes every six months. Say no to uneven surfaces Pick a good surface to run on and you should not feel any discomfort. However it is advised that you should practice on the surface you'll eventually run on. Prevent injuries People who have experienced ankle injuries before should use a brace or tape to prevent recurrent ankle injuries. If you have ankle pain, stop the activity to prevent further damage and seek professional consultation. #Flamingohealth #StartLivingPainFree #Backpain #Pain
  4. 4. Go fab from flab with Flamingo Waist Trimmer There is no magic pill invented yet which make you go fab from flab in just few minutes. You need to work little hard for it and we can help you achieve a slim waist line with some useful tips. Belly fat is actually an open invitation to various health conditions. So this summer flaunt your flat tummy, fit in your favorite pair of jeans which is lying in your cupboard since last summer. Flamingo waist trimmer helps to reduce excess weight and reduces unwanted inches. It Captures body heat produced during exercise and increases perspiration around waistline. It can be worn smartly under shirt. Add some changes in your life style to reduce your waist line Sleep to wake up fit If you sleep for less than 8-9 hours you will obviously feel sluggish that ignites your hunger to compensate for the lack of energy. Adequate sleep is extremely important for maintaining a good health, and can help you manage your weight. Say hello to water Water keeps you full in between your meals. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Drink one full glass of water before every meal will make your tummy ask for only required portion of food. Water also flushes out the toxins from our body. Exercise regularly We always find some excuse to avoid exercise and choose to stay lethargic. Its time to wake up before its too late. Indulge yourself in an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise, it helps you loseweight and stay fit. Do some cardio and weight training under expert’s supervision. Watch your caloric intake • Cut down on sugar and starch • Reduce your portion sizes • Eat whole grain food, avoid refined food • Get more fiber in your diet • Follow a balance diet
  5. 5. Common Hand and Wrist Injuries We do extraordinary things with our hands and they need proper care to avoid any injuries. Such injuries are very common for those who indulge in physical activities and sports. Some common injuries that a person can experience. Symptoms of sprain and fracture. 1. Acute Pain 2. Swelling and tenderness 3. Bruising 4. Restricted wrist or thumb motion Sprains Sprains occur when ligaments get damage. A ligament is a tissue which connects bone to bone. Sprains can be of different grades from minor tear to complete rupture, which treatment and recovery time accordingly. Sprain can happen even if we twist our hand or wrist accidentally. Thumb Sprains Falling on palm of your hand could leave you with a painful thumb injury. The ulnar collateral ligament may get sprained. It acts like a hinge that helps the thumb to function properly. If you sprain your thumb, you could lose the ability to grasp items between your thumb and index finger temporarily or to hold things using hand. Wrist Sprains When you fall forward, you put your hands in front to give yourself support using palm, which bend your wrist backwards and possibly stretch or tear the ligaments connecting the bones in your wrist. This results in wrist sprain or even wrist fracture. Fracture Bones can be fractured or dislocated. A crack or break in a bone is called fracture. Bones are dislocated when pushed out of their original place and no longer line up correctly at the joint. This can decrease the ability to move and cause acute pain. Hand Fractures Fractures of the bones in your hand and the bones between the joints of fingers are also common sports injuries. The most common fracture is a boxer's fracture. A boxer's fracture usually occurs when you hit an object with your closed fist forcefully. Wrist fracture A wrist fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in the wrist. The wrist consists of two bones radius and the ulna. Wrist fracture can Falling on an outstretched arm, direct blow to the wrist and severe twist of the wrist. Prevention To help reduce the chance of wrist fracture, follow these
  6. 6. • Eat calcium and vitamin D rich diet • Build strong muscles to prevent falls and injuries and stay flexible • Wear proper support gear and safety equipment while exercising and playing • Proper warm up #Flamingohealth #StartLivingPainFree #Backpain #Pain Common Health Problems In Old Age People There is no way to look and live like a 25 yrs young man for whole life; we have been designed in a way to get older & older. It’s perfectly fine otherwise we would have never able to experience the sweet & sour journey of life. Getting old is not something we should complain about, it is a phase of life that we are bound live. But that doesn't mean we are bound to bear the pain as well. Flamingo heath brings variety of health care products which can help you live a pain free life. Common health problems experienced by old age people: Arthritis - it is form of pain occurs in joints causing inflammation. The common symptoms for arthritis disorder include pain, swelling, joint stiffness and sometimes a constant ache around the joints. Its other common symptoms include sudden weight loss, tiredness, mobility issues and muscle pain. Treatment Treatment options include physical therapy, exercise and weight control, medications. Joint replacement surgery may be required to treat arthritis pain. Medications can help reduce inflammation. Osteomalacia – it is the softening of the bones caused by inadequate phosphorus and calcium content in body. It may show signs as body pains, muscle weakness, and fragility of the bones. The most common cause of this health disorder is a deficiency in vitamin D.
  7. 7. Symptoms of Osteomalacia Weak bones, Spinal bone pain, Pelvic pain, Leg bone pain, Muscle weakness, Easy fracturing Bone softening, Bending of bones. Treatment osteomalacia can be treated with 10,000 IU weekly dosage of vitamin D for four to six weeks. Osteomalacia due to malabsorption may require treatment by injection or daily oral dosing of vitamin D. Muscle pain Our muscle loses size and strength as we get older, and leads to fatigue, weakness. This is caused by a number of factors including: • Muscle fibers reduce and shrink in size. • Muscle tissue is replaced more slowly • Changes in our nervous system at old age cause muscles to have reduced tone and ability to contract. #Flamingohealth #StartLivingPainFree #Pain #Backpain Fight fatigue and find solace with Yoga Our fast paced life has awarded us with various health problems that become serious if not taken seriously. We find medication the easiest method to deal with such problems but merely try to improve our erratic lifestyle. Practicing yoga is one simple way to reinforce your bruised body and keeps it healthy for always. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Regular yoga practice can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function. What is yoga? Yoga is a practice that brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peaceful body and mind. It helps you to stay relaxed and manage stress as well as anxiety. Yoga has been practice since ages in many styles, forms and intensities. For example: Hatha yoga, in particular, is a good option for stress management. Hatha is one of the most popular styles of yoga that requires patience for its slower pace and easier movements. But yoga poses should be selected as per your personal preferences and objective. The two core components of yoga are as follows:
  8. 8. Poses. Yoga poses or postures are a series of movements designed to improve strength and flexibility. Poses are of different types from lying on the floor while completely relaxed to some difficult postures that can even challenge your physical limits. Breathing. Controlling your breathing is an important part of yoga. In yoga, breath signifies your vital energy. According to yoga controlling your breathing can help you control your body and calm your mind. Health benefits of yoga: Three potential health benefits of yoga include- Stress reduction. According to studies conducted by experts, yoga plays a significant role in reducing stress and anxiety. It can also enhance your mood and overall sense of well- being. Experience improved fitness. Practicing yoga can lead to improved balance, flexibility and strength. This makes your body strong enough to deal with various physical endeavors. Deal with chronic conditions. Yoga can help deplete the risk factors that are responsible for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure. Yoga might also help alleviate chronic conditions, such as depression, pain, anxiety and insomnia. #Flamingohealth #StartLivingPainFree #Yoga Image copyright reserves with its owner. Treat Cervical Disc At Home Cervical disc disease is one of the most common causes of neck pain. It's usually caused by an inflammation in one or more discs, the cushions that lie between the neck bones (vertebrae). When a disc is damaged, due to arthritis or any other unknown reason, it can lead to acute neck pain. In severe cases, pain and numbness can occur in the arms from nerve irritation or injury. While pain relievers, physical therapy, neck traction, and last but not the least option surgery, can help ease neck pain from cervical disc disease. There are also home remedies you can try relieve pain and expedite the healing process. Take It easy, don’t be in haste If you are one of the many people who live a busy and hectic life, it’s important to follow a healthy lifestyle. But if you are suffering from a prolonged cervical disc disease and increased neck pain from injury or muscle pain, keep yourself away from intense activities. While you are resting, find a comfortable position one that does not put pressure on your neck region. You can place a rolled up towel
  9. 9. or a pillow under your neck to help keep your neck in a neutral position. Also, don’t take rest for longer period like staying immobile for more than a day or two can actually be harmful because it can de- condition the muscles that support your neck. While your neck is healing, do activities that you can manage easily. As you improve, gradually take your activity level back to normal. Apply Cold/Heat People are often confused in between hot and cold application. It is advisable to apply ice for the first 24 to 48 hours after an injury to control inflammation. Post this heat is a good option to improve muscle stiffness. But with cervical disc disease, neither heat nor cold can help cure the inflammation, so use whichever feels best. Keep any of these options for nearly 20 minutes at a time and then leave it off for at least 40 minutes. Wrap the ice or heat source in a towel and never put it directly against your skin. Stretch Once you are feeling better and notice less pain in the neck, practice stretching exercises to both relieve pain and improve your flexibility. Here are a few simple stretches for cervical disc disease that you can do at home: 1. Turn your head slowly to the left using your left hand and apply a very light pressure on your chin so that your head takes a proper turn. Hold for 20 seconds and return your head slowly to center. Repeat the same on the right side. 2. Tilt your head towards left and try to touch your left ear to your shoulder but don’t apply tension. With your left hand, apply little pressure on your temple (The flat region on either side of the forehead). Hold for 20 seconds and repeat it on the right side. 3. Bend your head forward and try to touch your chin to your chest. Relax the shoulders as you do this. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat. 4. Lie on your back with your knees bent and a pillow under your head and neck for support. Move your head up and down gently. Hold the position for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat 10 times. Note: If you experience any major discomfort or pain while doing any of these stretches, stop immediately. #Flamingohealth #StartLivingPainFree #Backpain
  10. 10. What Is Trigger Finger (Tenosynotis)? Trigger finger is a "snapping" or "locking" condition of any of fingers of the hand when opened or closed. Trigger finger is medically termed as stenosing tenosynovitis. It is a common disorder characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor muscle, associated with dysfunction and inflammation. What are symptoms of Tenosynotis? One of the most common symptoms of trigger finger is that when any of the four fingers of the hand attempts to flex closed while gripping. Trigging can also impact the thumb. What causes trigger finger? Trigger finger can be experienced by swelling from inflammation or scarring of the tendon sheath around the flexor tendons. Mostly trigger finger occurs as an isolated condition because of repetitive trauma. Sometimes, trigger finger is an associated condition resulting from an underlying illness that causes inflammation of tissues of the hand, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Moreover, in some cases it occurs because of excessive use of palm. For example, jobs which involve a lot of screwdriver use or working with tools that press on the palm. What is the treatment for trigger finger? Stretching, icing, and anti-inflammation treatments can provide relief from trigger finger. Oral anti-inflammatory medications naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and others are also a great relief for it. For immediate treatment a local cortisone injection into the tendon sheath around the affected tendon can be a great help. Most patients will respond positively to the cortisone injection, but this may only be a temporary response. When a trigger finger continues even after two injections and is not treated with the above treatments, surgical procedures to release the tendon sheath and/or remove the inflamed or scarred tissue are considered. Surgical intervention is usually a permanent cure for this condition. #StartLivingPainFree #Health #Care
  11. 11. Do you know what is Bone Dislocation? A dislocation is a state wherein the bones that are usually connected at a joint separate. One can experience the dislocation of various joints in body, including knee, hip, ankle or shoulder. In simple words dislocation means your bone is not at the position it is suppose to be. Treat this problem as an emergency and rush for medical aid. Delay in treating dislocation could cause damage to your ligaments, nerves, or blood vessels. What Causes Dislocations? Dislocations can be caused when a joint experiences a sudden or unbalanced impact. This might happen if you fall or experience a harsh hit to the affected area. Once a joint has been dislocated, it is more at risk for dislocations in the future as well. Who Is at Risk for Dislocations? Anyone can have a dislocated joint if he or she has a fall, injury or any other type of trauma. However, elderly people tend to have a higher risk of joint dislocation, especially if they have problem with mobility or are less able to prevent falls. Children are the second soft target of joint locations while playing outdoor games and not supervised. Also, those who practice physical activities put themselves at higher risk for accidents. If you dislocated a joint in the past, the affected area could be more susceptible to that injury in the future. Recognizing a Dislocation Mostly joint dislocation is recognized or diagnosed easily as in many scenarios it becomes impossible to tolerate pain. The affected area may get swollen or look bruised. Some of the other symptoms associated with dislocated joints are as follows: Problem with mobility Pain during movement Numbness around the affected area Tingling feeling Dislocation Treatment This depends on your doctor as he can only provide you with best possible solutions. Your doctor’s choice of treatment will depend on the joint which is dislocated. It may also depend on how severe your dislocation is. initial treatment for any dislocation involves R.I.C.E. that means Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. In some cases, the dislocated joint might get treated naturally after this treatment. If the joint does not return to normal naturally, your doctor may use one of the following treatments: Manipulation or repositioning Immobilization Medication Rehabilitation Surgery #StartLivingPainFree #Pain #Health #Care
  12. 12. Abdominal Pain And Its Symptoms Back pain or Abdominal pain is common with many people today and its most of the causes are not too serious. Pregnant women are often diagnosed with this pain. But using our maternity belt or abdominal belt can provide with benefits like less backache, reduced pressure on the bladder, less varicosities, swelling, improved circulation in pelvic region and comfort during exercise. Reasons of abdominal pain can be diagnosed and treated; however is the pain prolonged then it could be a sign of serious illness. It’s important to consult your doctor to recognize the symptoms of such acute pain before taking any medical aid. What are the main causes of Abdominal Pain? Be it a mild stomach ache, excruciating pain, or stomach cramps, abdominal pain can have different causes. Some of the more common causes include: Indigestion Constipation Stomach virus Menstrual cramps Food poisoning Food allergies Gas Lactose intolerance Ulcers Pelvic inflammatory disease Hernia Gallstones Kidney stones
  13. 13. Endometriosis Crohn's disease Urinary tract infection Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Appendicitis What are the other serious symptoms of Abdominal Pain? If your abdominal pain is beyond tolerance level or if it is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider at the earliest possible: Fever Inability to pass stool, especially if you are also vomiting Painful or unusually frequent urination The abdomen is tender to the touch The pain is the result of an injury to the abdomen The pain lasts for several days These symptoms can be an indication of an internal problem that requires immediate treatment. Seek immediate medical aid for abdominal pain if you: Vomit blood Have bloody stools Have difficulty in breathing Have pain occurring during pregnancy #StartLivingPainFree
  14. 14. Tennis Elbow And Its Symptoms Tennis Elbow is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that result in excruciating elbow pain. This term came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players but that doesn't mean every person who plays tennis can get this. Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bone area (called the lateral epicondyle) of the elbow. Your doctor may call this condition lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow most commonly affects people in their dominant arm (that is, a right-handed person would experience pain in the right arm), but it can also occur in the non dominant arm or both arms. You must have heard about Sachin Tendulkar’s tennis elbow pain that he experienced in his left arm which means a non dominant arm. What Are the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow? Following are the symptoms of Tennis Elbow: Regular pain around the outside of the elbow or it may also develop suddenly. Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects. Pain is beyond tolerance level when moving the wrist with force. Examples lifting, using tools, opening jars, or even handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush, knife and fork. Who Gets Tennis Elbow? Tennis Elbow affects men more than women between the age group of 30 to 50 years, albeit people of any age group can be diagnosed with this problem. You will be amazed to know that only 5% of all tennis elbow diagnoses are related to tennis players. Tennis Elbow often affects tennis players but it is common with other athletes and people who participate in work activities that require repetitive arm, elbow, wrist, and hand movement, especially while tightly gripping something. Examples include golfers, baseball players, bowlers, gardeners or landscapers, house or office cleaners (because of vacuuming, sweeping, and scrubbing), carpenters, mechanics, and assembly-line workers. #StartLivingPainFree Anxiety An Underlying Cause Of Muscle Pain Believe it or not but muscle tension is probably one of the most common and obvious physical symptoms of anxiety. More often than not people experience various degrees of muscle tension on different areas of their body. And it is a well known fact that your muscles are tense, when you have anxiety. But do you know what causes these tense muscles? Is it possible to control it? Let’s answer these questions in our blog today! How Anxiety Causes Tension? We take our focus in one direction, i.e., anxiety but it should be first on stress. Every negative consequence we experience in our body is usually caused by stress. Muscle tension is also a result of stress. Muscle tension mostly causes a duller ache but it may also cause sharp pains, shooting pains, long lasting pains, and rapid pains. When the fight and flight system is activated, which occurs during stress and anxiety, muscle contracts. But when you're stressed for a longer period of time, your muscles never
  15. 15. leave the contraction phase. This in result causes pain, discomfort, and trouble with mobility. How to Relieve Muscle Tension From Anxiety? Muscle tension from anxiety is similar as muscle tension from other issues, such as excessive exercise or sleeping on the wrong side of your body. While anxiety is required to be controlled for muscle tension issues. Muscle tension can be relaxed by any of the following methods: Hot Shower – A hot shower or bath is a great way to reduce muscle tension. Warm water is very soothing to tense muscles, and can provide you with instant relief for your muscle tension. A hot bath is always an ideal option, but since many of us don't have the time and energy to sit in a bath for an extended period of time, a shower would still work well. Massage – A body massage is another smart idea for releasing tension. Muscles tension is a physical change, and those skilled at massage can actually feel the knots and tension in your muscles to provide relaxation. Stretching and Yoga – Stretching and yoga poses can improve your muscle strength. Stretching is one technique that ensures your muscles are not bunched together. Not only this, the exercises that are easy and cause no harm or injury are beneficial for muscle tension. OTC Painkillers – Several over the counter medications may also be useful to combat muscle tension. But don’t make your body a medicine addict, over the counter medicines can help control inflammation in your muscles and ultimately reduce pain. #StartLivingPainFree How To Cope With Muscle And Joint Pain After a hectic work schedule or maybe any inspiration that lead encourage you to try some physical activities as the weekend finally rolls. We know swimming, squash, mountaineering and few rounds of golf are relaxing and rejuvenate you for the coming week. But all these activities can result into serious muscle pain, soreness and stiffness that generally get noticed after a day or two. So, it is important to know the causes and treatment of muscle pain. What causes sore muscles?
  16. 16. It is normal to have sore muscle when you workout, play any sports and do household works but the prolonged muscle is always difficult to tolerate. Muscle pain is generally noticed when: You do a physical activity that you are not used to (like participating in marathon when you normally jog for few miles) You suddenly expedite your exercise intensity and increase the duration of your workout. You do eccentric exercises in which you stretch your muscle. (like walking downhill or extending your arm during a bicep curl). These few changes to your exercise routine can lead to minute injuries called microdamage in the muscle fibers and connective tissue. About a day later, you'll start to feel pain in your muscles. But you repeat these activities you will experience less pain as you have strengthened the muscle and connective tissues. What Causes Joint Pain? When your joints feel sore and achy, that's actually a sign of osteoarthritis. This inflammatory condition becomes more common as you age older. The cartilage that usually cushions the joints wears away, leaving the joints swollen and painful. Joint pain can also be caused by any injury. How To Prevent Sore Muscle And Joint Pain? A lot of people get confused when they are nursing sore muscle that whether to use ice or heat. But according to experts, ice is a better idea can be used by wrapping it in a thin towel for immediate relief. Heat will definitely feel good while applying but it’s not going to reduce pain. Heat also can relieve the sore area but first icing should be done and use heat later to increase blood flow to the area. Sometimes treating sore muscles requires more than an ice pack or over-the- counter pain reliever. Muscle pain that comes on quickly and feels severe is a sign that you've injured yourself. Consult your doctor if your pain is severe or lasts for more than a few days. #StartLivingPainFree Three Main Origins Of Pain We usually complain for pain which is experienced in different body parts and take out any ointment from the first aid box that controls pain. So, avoid treating pain on your own and discover three main origins of pain below in this article: Injury: It is condition wherein tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and discs, are damaged or disrupted by sprains, strains, tears, or herniations, and required to repair. Physiotherapy can be helpful in preventing further internal injury and promoting healing. Your physiotherapist can suggest you better on this and tell you when and how it is appropriate to get you moving again. Pathology (disease process): This can be a severe disease that requires further and instant medical investigation or treatment. Physical therapists are specially trained to spot “red flags” signs of pathology that need medical aid. Chronic, degenerative conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, or other disorders such as diabetes and obesity are more common pathologies and require a safe yet effective exercise approach. Physical therapists combine specialized knowledge of these conditions with advanced understanding and application of manual therapy or exercise principles to help you manage or cure such problems. Neurological Pain:
  17. 17. It is a condition wherein pain occurs in the absence of injury, pathology or continues beyond the period of time expected for healing. All pain originates in the nervous system because it is the only tissue in our body that is sensitive. Constant pain occurs primarily from increased sensitivity of this system. There are two further categories that can be determined based on the nature of your sensitivity: • Chemical pain – Nerves are sensitive to inflammatory chemicals so pain can result when there is increased inflammation. The best way to treat this type of pain is by chemical means; i.e. drugs or diet, that alters your body’s biochemistry. Physical therapy can help by improving mobility to lubricate your joints and exercising muscles with low impact to provide more support and unloading of your joints. • Mechanical pain – Pain frequently results from a vicious cycle of guarding, protection, and difficulty in moving. As you move, nerves need to be able to glide, slide, and lengthen tolerating varying degrees of both tension and compression. Tightness leads to decreased tolerance for various physical challenges, including sustained positions, repetitive movements, and forceful movements. Physical therapy breaks that cycle and restores normal movement. #StartLivingPainFree Are you afraid of wearing high heels? Every lady has a fetish for high heels and loves to see many of them in the shoe rack. But it has been reported with many that they experience excruciating pain in their foot when wearing heels. This problem is also with them who opt for flat foot wears. Problems range from common concerns like bunions, corns, and calluses to more complex issues like misshapen hammertoes or pain in the ball of the foot that seems to grow worse with each passing year. According to a survey 43% women wear their favorite foot wear even if it is uncomfortable. But this is not something you should compromise on for the foot wear you love the most as you could experience prolonged pain. And you actually lay weight on fat pads in the foot that help with weight-bearing and absorbing impact. So, it is really important to right pair of foot wear that promises to provide utmost comfort. This may sound whimsical but it is a fact that your feet size keep on changing, have your feet measured for width and length while purchasing foot wear. You can also try Gel Heel Pad from Flamingo that let you wear your favorite heel or slipper comfortably. Pain in the feet is not common always some people suffer with Plantar Fascia that produces uncanny pain, a frequent orthopedic problem. To treat this problem one can use gel pads that provide heel cushioning in the inner area of the shoe. The development of the calcaneum spar and the over growth which is un- operatable, presses hard on the inner sole heel area resulting unbearable pain and restricts the mobility. In addition to this, avoid wearing thin heels, stilettos. They cause your foot to wobble and provide discomfort. Sometimes, it becomes a need for your dress to team it up with stilettos, in such situation you can opt for gel heel pads. Don’t wear it for hours, take a break, kick off your foot wear and stretch your ankle and toes. #Flamingo #Health
  18. 18. Treat Muscle Pain With Simple Home Remedies We often wake up with pain in body parts like shoulder, neck, back among others and find it difficult to move freely. Well this is common with many but some people are suffering from chronic body pain. Every to you move your muscle cry out in pain and leave extremely worried about it. Excessive work out and erratic lifestyle are the two most common causes of muscle pain. Another major cause for muscle pain is cramp an acute contraction of the muscle that gets you howling in pain. Muscle cramps can be caused by anything that causes muscles to contract and relax. The tight contraction of the muscle restricts the blood flow to the area, causing the intense pain of a muscle cramp. In simple words spasm or contraction slows the blood flow that causes pain. Here are simple yet effective tips that can help you manage the muscle pain: Just Walk Once an acute cramp passes, don't continue your exercise routine right away. Instead, walk for a few minutes to get the blood flowing back into the muscles. Enjoy Shower If you know you've overworked your muscles, immediately take a cold shower or a cold bath to reduce the trauma to them. Avoid Heat Bottle Using a heating pad or hot water bottle is a good idea, but it's the worst thing for sore muscles because it dilates blood vessels and increases circulation to the area, which in turn leads to more swelling. Take an anti-inflammatory For Excruciating Pain Taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen can help reduce muscle inflammation and ease pain. Do easy stretches When you're feeling sore and stiff, the last thing you want to do is move, but it's the first thing you should do. Go easy, though, and warm up first with a 20- minute walk. Take a swim One of the best ways to cure sore muscles is swimming. The cold water helps reduce inflammation, and the movement of muscles in water helps stretch them out and ease soreness. Massage it As long as it's gentle, massage can help ease muscle soreness and stiffness. Wrap up In cold weather, you can often prevent muscle cramping by keeping the muscles warm with adequate clothing or by using crepe bandages. #StartLivingPainFree
  19. 19. Benefits Of Regular Exercise We all know that regular exercise is the key to stay fit and active. But do you know what exactly exercise does or you just do it for any random reason? From improving health to boosting mood exercise helps us in many ways. People feel lethargic and get surrounded by a series of health problems simply because they choose to live a sedentary lifestyle. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activities are indispensable. Exercise benefits your body regardless of age, gender or physical ability. Here are some exercises that can get you a better health. Exercise To Control Weight Exercise can help prevent the excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in a physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. If you are too busy to shell out some time for exercise then just get more active throughout the day in simple ways. Stop using elevators and take stairs, come out of your bed in the morning and jump on your feet for 3 to 5 minutes continuously. Exercise To Combat Health Diseases Heart troubles and high blood pressure are the most common problems among many. But if you exercise on regular basis then you will be able to cope with health issues like stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls. Exercise Improves Stamina Do you feel exhausted at the end of the day? Most of you will say a big YES. Regular exercise increases your stamina and boosts your endurance by improving the muscle strength. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues that help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. Exercise Promotes Better Sleep Struggling to fall asleep? Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and give a sound sleep. But remember to not exercise just before you go to bed as you may be too energized to fall asleep. #Health #Care