Talkback: Ask The Experts: Injury Prevention with Sarah Connors

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24/03/2011 at 07:23

3weeks ago i reached my 3hr training run for the brighton marathon,which was fine then on a 6miler run, the top of my achillis started to give me a lot of pain,i stayed of my feet for a few days then went for a 7 miler flat run and no problems 3 days later, on the hastings half i managed the first 5miles (all up hill)   and just before the 6mile mark  the pain was so bad i had to be taken back to the start by the red cross,im resting and icing  and its a lot better,but its brighton marathon in 3 weeks will i make it?

24/03/2011 at 07:49
There is the perception in running at the moment that forefoot and midfoot runners create less impact than heal strikers with the result being fewer injurys, from your experience do you consider this to be true and do you think one running for is better than another.
Do you see more injurys from heal strikers than midfoot and forefoot runners or different types of injurys in general.
Edited: 24/03/2011 at 07:52
03/04/2011 at 17:15
I have always been a keen runner but have recently been diagnosed with two slipped discs - one between L5 and S1 and the other L4 and L5.  I am confused by conflicting advice regarding exercise, in particular running.  If I have to have surgery what are the chances that I will be able to return to running?  What can I do in the meantime to maintain my fitness?
30/06/2011 at 02:50

I was running when suddenly my knee seemed to give way and i got a pain up my leg from calve to thigh wasn't bad enough to stop running at the time

 I rested after for a couple of days and have ran short distances less than a mile

now two weeks later since having hardly ran at all I am getting all kinds of sensations in my leg from pain in various places to numbness and pins and needles

what is wrong with my leg and what can I do about it

16/08/2011 at 13:13

Hi, Please help me!!!

I have been having knee trouble for a couple if years, only brought on when I run or stand for more than 3 hours. But over the last year I have been unable to run at all, due to a very sharp pain in both knees and I am unable to walk for more than 30min without pain in my hips/knees, and if I stand for more than an hour I need to take pain killers. My muscles tighten up like elastic bands when ever I do any form of exercise. Whether due to lack of exercise or something else, I am also finding my knees and hips give way and trap nerves quite painfully. 

Prior to these problems I was a 1/2 marathon road and cross country runner as well as cycling 12miles a day to work, but I have been unable to do anything except 10min on a cross trainer 3 times a week for the last year! 

I have had blood tests which have come back clear, been treated for runners knee and IT band trouble, all with no improving result. X-rays have come back clear and I am waiting on a scan but they think it is unlikely to show anything. 

I am at a bit of a loss as to how I can go from being so fit to doing nothing! 

Any advice will be gratefully received!

Thanks, Jenny

20/08/2011 at 15:13

hi, my husband went for a 10 mile run am, later on during the day he had really bad cramp in his thigh, he could not move and was sweating buckets. i made him sit down and gave him crisps and water. how can he prevent this in the future?   thanks for any advice.


14/03/2012 at 18:01
I have run 12 marathons. I am 65 and in decent shape. I noticed about 6 months ago pain in my left and then right knee. The pain is not stabbing, but an ache, throb, and my pace is substanitially reduced. The pain in both knees is I believe in the ligaments around the knee. I don't know what to do- put on ice; stay away from running, have an MRI; my problem is I can't stop running. I did 16 miles last Sunday and the pain never got worse or better during the run. This is true not matter what the distance. Yet when I stand up, my knees are painful. Can you provie me any advice. Jim P.S. I do subscribe to Runner's World
14/03/2012 at 20:48
Is the best way to avoid being injured by a Terminator Unit to escape from it on a motorcycle, or attempt to crush it in some kind of steel plant?
14/03/2012 at 20:49

and another thing.... if the time warp field only works on living flesh (due to the energy field it creates), how come the T1000 could then be sent back in time to eliminate your son John??

 It makes no sense at all!

Edited: 16/03/2012 at 10:33
16/03/2012 at 10:34
and don't get me started on Rise of the Machines!  That was rubbish.

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