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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Achilles Tendon Pain

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Don’t ignore achilles tendon pain

The achilles tendon is a thick bundle of collagen that runs from the strong muscles of the calves down to the ankle bone.

The achilles tendon is long and thick and is made to work incredibly hard. Unfortunately it has relatively poor blood supply and is therefore hard to keep supple. It can take a long time to repair if damaged.

If you start to feel pain or discomfort in this area it is a signal that you simply mustn’t ignore.

Achilles tendonitis, and other damage to the achilles, can signal the start a long lay off from training, and could significantly hamper performance in the future if not managed properly.

Here we give a quick overview of how to look after the achilles, and suggest how to treat it should it get damaged.

Achilles Tendon Pain

Achilles Tendon Pain

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How to treat a stress fracture

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A background to stress fracture

A stress fracture can happen in a number of different places in the body. However, most occur in the lower leg bones.

You can start to suspect a stress fracture if you feel a dull pain in a specific area. If the pain gets more intense as you exercise, and if it is accompanied by some swelling, then that throws up red flags.

Stress fractures are particularly common in sports and activities that involve running and jumping but are very much an overuse injury that develops over time, as opposed to an acute injury.

If you are new to a sport or have been overdoing the intensity of your training, you are most at risk.

 

How to treat a stress fracture

How to treat a stress fracture

 

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What is Runner’s Knee?

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A background to runner’s knee

Despite it’s name runner’s knee is not exclusively found among runner’s. It is, however, extremely common among runner’s and that is how it got it’s nickname.

And now with the balmy days of summer almost over, with the Great North Run recently completed and  the London Marathon ballot due in a matter of weeks; recreational runners everywhere are lacing up their trainers.

As always, prevention is better than cure. So before you starting pounding the pavement, let’s take a quick look at runner’s knee and find out what it is, why it happens and how to avoid it.

 

What is runner's knee?

What is runner’s knee?

 

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

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Have you got Plantar Fasciitis?

You get out of bed in the morning and the first few steps cause a sharp pain.

Be careful! You may have plantar fasciitis.

It’s an overuse injury that affects the sole of the foot.

It often starts gradually and only as mild pain. And bizarrely, you’re more likely to feel it after exercise rather than during exercise.

But if you do get that pain first thing in the morning, or after a period of sitting down, the alarm bells should start ringing.

So what is Plantar Fasciitis? And what measures should you take to look after yourself?

 

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

 

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What to do for shin splints

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Shin splints – a kick in the shins to the recreational athlete!

That’s exactly how it can feel. Shin splints is an acute pain.

It is however a general term that refers to a pain down the front of the lower leg or shins.

It is a pain that is brought on by exercise, often in runners who run on hard surfaces, but it is also commonly found from participants in stop-start sports like tennis and basketball.

Let’s take a closer look at what to do for shin splints – the symptoms, the ways to prevent them and possible treatments.

What to do for shin splints

What to do for shin splints

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