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Wrist Heart rate monitors

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:44

I use the Scosche Rythm+ with my Garmin 610 as I find the chest monitors very uncomfortable. If anything, for me it looks like there are less anomalous results (weird jumps etc) than with the garmin chest straps, but I have no way of proving whether it is more or less accurate etc. I do find it extremely comfortable, and would not swap back now. I managed to get a good deal on a new one from ebay after a couple of weeks of looking for one. I too recommend DC Rainmaker for reviews...far more up on the technical nature of these things then I could ever be!!

Knee injury, MRI clear and still painful 3 months on...

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 13:32

The frustration is horrible, I completely understand that. I hope you can get a referral quickly. I had the same frustration with waiting (and the fact that my GP wouldn't refer, but that's another story). In the end I hadn't run in so long I worked out I'd have purchased at least two pairs of trainers in that time, and stuck the first two sessions of physio on a credit card (less than one pair of shoes), and in the end I had four sessions totalling £120, and the last one was for my own peace of mind, so could've got away with 3. I know that may not help you, but I do understand where you are coming from. Good luck and take care.


Knee injury, MRI clear and still painful 3 months on...

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:46

You might be pleasantly surprised. I've had some very good treatment from an NHS physio. If it is your only option then it is worth a go.

Knee injury, MRI clear and still painful 3 months on...

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:27

I know you said you don't want a physio referral, but it might be your best option. A decent sports physio will almost certainly be able to help you find a diagnosis. In fact they are likely to have more of a clue than the average GP when it comes to it. Strength training will only help if you are targeting the right bits, and a physio would help you do this. Some strength training could exacerbate your problem if you are tightening up the wrong bits.

I struggled with a bad knee for a good couple of years before finding myself in the office of a decent sports physio. Within a couple of weeks it was starting to feel much better and after a few months everything is good. Ask local runners for recommendations.


hyper mobile ankles and orthotics?

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 11:31

It may be worth getting a second opinion on your orthotics. I've just posted on another thread about how I had trouble for ages, but a change of physio and pod has solved the problem completely.

I used to have the most built up orthotics imaginable, which despite lots of adjustments gave me terrible blisters and didn't help solve the problem. A new physio/pod combo changed my style of orthotics completely and they now look very minimal,and work in a different way to my old ones, but videos of me running show an enormous change in how my feet/legs function.  I have also been pretty dedicated with pilates and exercises that my physio gives me and both pod and physio say these are really helping too. I believe them because I have no more pain. Initially I was not best pleased that the pod wanted to change my orthotics because I had paid for the other ones in good faith, and had to pay again, but I tell you, it was worth it. 

Out injured for year and run out of ideas (PATELLA TENDONOSIS)

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 11:21

I would maybe go see another physio for a second opinion (or back to your current one and ask why you are still hurting). I am not a speedy runner by any means, but I was having consistent problems like yours for ages. Changed physio, who recommended a podiatrist, and between the two of them I am running pain free. Things started to get better within a couple of week after struggling with pain for a couple of years. 

Ladies vest top with phone pocket

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 16:32

I hate extra things around my waist, so I tend to wear tops which have a pocket. Ronhill do a vest: ww.sportsshoes.com/product/ron1193/ronhill-women%27s-trail-cargo-tank-top-running-vest/#description

A lot of cycling tops also have pockets, and are sometimes easier to find.



Long tops for running -ladies

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 14:44

Have a look at cycling tops that have a 'tail'. This is what I use for a top layer when it is windy/cold as for some reason I always get a really cold bum!



How long to recover from Plantar Fasciitis? And what did you do?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:00

The sports therapist I see when necessary does trigger point therapy....very good if things are a bit tight. Quite ouchy though! 

How long to recover from Plantar Fasciitis? And what did you do?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:38

P.S. If it is not painful you are lucky, and if it is stiff in the morning have you tried doing some calf stretches before getting out of bed?

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Raw edges on the tongues 
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A load of old cobblers

Yes, it is another help me with shoes thread (physio has asked for 'less stompy'. 
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