Adekanmi Lipede, M.Sc, MPH

Adekanmi Lipede is a licensed physiotherapist with a Master's degree in physical activity and public health from Loughborough University. She joined 25 Doctors in 2018 and is passionate about educating people about the best steps to take when trying to be physically fit or when recovering from a mobility-related condition. For fun, she loves to exercise and read.

Trigger Finger Exercises For Pain And Stiffness

Trigger finger exercises

Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in the fingers, causing a painful snap or lock when attempting to bend and straighten affected fingers. The fingers that are commonly affected are the ring finger and the thumb. Tendons connect muscles to bones. They have soft tissue that covers them to allow for easy …

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Tight Lower Back: Causes, Treatment and Stretches

Tight lower back

The lower back is medically described as the lumbar region. This region is made up of 5 lumbar vertebrae (spine bones) and it is stabilized by muscles and ligaments. Sometimes, it could feel tight with some associated symptoms like pain, muscle spasms, and stiffness. What Causes Lower Back Tightness 1. Prolonged Sitting Sitting for long …

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Extensor Tendonitis In Foot: Causes and Treatment

extensor tendonitis

Extensor Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons of the muscles that extend the foot. These muscles are found at the top of the foot. The extensor muscles are very important in helping us walk and because of the work they do, they can become irritated and inflamed. They are also prone to injuries because …

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Bruised Heel: Causes, Treatment And Recovery Time

bruised heel

The heel is very important in standing, walking and running. The major bone in the heel is the calcaneal bone, it is the biggest bone in the foot and plays a major role in walking and weight-bearing. This bone has a protective shock-absorbing fat pad that is found directly under it. A bruised heel occurs …

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Shoulder Impingement Exercises For Pain Relief

shoulder impingement exercises

Shoulder impingement occurs when the rotator cuff muscles tendons get inflamed or are pressed on by surrounding structures. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that keep the head of your upper arm bone firmly in the shoulder’s socket. The shoulder is a very mobile joint, so an impingement can cause a considerable amount …

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Pulled Calf Muscle: Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Time

pulled calf muscle

The calf muscles are found at the back of the leg. A pulled calf muscle is when these muscles are pulled beyond their limit leading to a muscle strain. These muscles are responsible for carrying the heel off the floor when we are walking, jumping or running. They also help to propel the body forward …

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Grade 1 Anterolisthesis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Back pain

Anterolisthesis is a condition that affects the vertebral column. It involves an alteration to the normal alignment of the spinal bones which can be caused by a lot of factors. Anterolisthesis is formed from two words, Ante and listhesis. Ante means “forward or front” while listhesis means “sliding down”. Therefore, anterolisthesis is the forward movement of vertebrae from …

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Bell’s Palsy vs Stroke: What’s The Difference?

bell's palsy vs stroke

When there’s a sudden facial deviation to one side, two major things come to mind: a stroke and Bell’s palsy. Bell’s palsy and stroke tend to mimic each other because of some of the presenting signs of these conditions. However, they aren’t the same thing. Knowing how to differentiate them is important because their associated symptoms, treatment, …

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Hamstring Tendonitis: Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Time

Hamstring tendonitis

The hamstrings are the muscles found at the back of our thighs. They work together with the quadriceps (in front of our thighs) to move us from one point to the other. While the quadriceps straighten the knee joint and flexes the hip, the hamstrings bend the knee and take the entire leg backward. Hamstring …

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Quadriceps Tendonitis: Exercises, Treatment and Recovery Time

The quadriceps muscles are a group of four muscles found in the thigh of our legs. Muscles are joined to the bones by a tough tissue called the tendon. The quadriceps tendon joins the quadriceps muscle to the top of the kneecap. Quadriceps tendonitis is an inflammation of the quadriceps tendon. When the quadriceps contracts, …

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Knee Replacement Recovery Time: What To Expect

knee replacement recovery time

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which the bone surfaces are replaced in order to relieve pain and discomfort at the knee joint. Knee replacement procedures are usually done for patients with severe osteoarthritis or a severe knee injury. People who undergo knee replacement are eager to get back to how they were before. …

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