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Lateral knee pain – Recovery status

After 7 days of physiotherapy for the lateral knee pain, I feel that there is no pain at the side of my knee. On the 7th day, my physio got a kinesio tape along the IT Band. At the moment even the tenderness has completely gone. Main takeaways from the recovery process for the lateral knee pain: The major factor that assisted in this whole process was taking complete break …

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome- Cycling injury

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) is another of the common cycling injury. This syndrome to the¬†Iliotibial Band is also one of the main reasons for the lateral knee pains most athletes complain about. How much do you know about this? Iliotibial Band is probably(or one of) the longest connective tissue that connects two joints in the human body. It starts from the side of the hip and runs into the knee …

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Understand “Interferential Current Therapy” – Recovering from sports injury

Since am currently undergoing this treatment for my lateral knee pain, I thought of writing a note about this. The One of the therapy my physio uses is called “Interferential current therapy”. There will be many articles written online regarding this therapy. I don’t for certainly know how effective this therapy is. Most of articles doesn’t claim to completely beleive in this, however most of the physiotherapist you meet would …

Common Cycling Ride Injury: Lateral Knee Pain

Knee pain is the most common complaint among the cyclists. And at this time, I am experiencing my share of the pain. If you have read about my December highlights, I have mentioned about the start of the knee pain. It all began after the completion of the first 100 miles cycling ride. During the first half of the cycling ride, there were no issues and I was all comfortable. …

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Cycling: Lessons learned on my first 100 miles ride

¬†5 lessons I learned from my first 100 miles cycling ride On the first 100 miles cycling ride, I didn’t aim at being any good than an average cyclist. Besides experiencing the paining-bum, sore feet, dry lips, dusty mouth and sweat-clogged helmet, we also learned some valuable life lessons. The top 5 lessons were: When you get a chance check out how we assembled out bi-cycles on YouTube here. You …

Cycling muscles – Major leg muscles, Anatomy, Functioning, Injuries, Precautions and Excercises

When you cycle, almost all of the major muscle groups of your legs are used. However, there are few muscle groups which are more used than others. These are the muscle groups which are used for generating power. For generating power for activities like walking, running, cycling etc. Among such group of muscles the one that is highly used is quadriceps muscles. These muscles are used for generating power as …