. Injury, in the form of a rupture, may be due to an accident in everyday life, or as a result of sporting trauma. If a tear occurs, nine times out of 10 it will be in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).SymptomsYou are likely to have twisted your knee
of the leg more than the front, runners often have overworked, tight calf muscles and weak shin muscles. This can lead to four specific lower-leg injuries – calf pulls, shin splints, stress fractures and compartment syndrome.A calf pull (also called a strain
that they assist with the function of both, making an injury to either muscle group extremely disruptive to running. Both can be strained (or pulled) if they are overextended to the point that they rip slightly. A complete tear of the muscle is called a rupture
1. The bridgePurpose: An essential exercse for runners, this prevents 'sitting' on the pelvis when running.Starting position: Lie on your back with knees bent and arms resting on the mat, palms facing down.Exercise: Slowly curl the spine up off the floor, starting at the tailbone...
ASICS Pro Team Physiotherapist Sarah Connors recently joined us for a webchat on beating injury. Catch up on the highlights here.Sarah is a chartered physiotherapist who has specialised in treating track and field athletes for the past 20 years
Discover the secrets of preventing injury and looking after your body during marathon training, with ASICS Target 26.2 physio Sarah Connors. We talked to expert physio Sarah to find out more about avoiding injury, telling the difference between a
In an ideal runner's world, every step would be pain-free. No aches, no twinges and no lingering soreness from yesterday. But in the real world, we constantly deal with slight (or not-so-slight) niggles. There are 'red light' full-blown injuries
with the results: “I’m training to run a marathon and have been increasing my weekly mileage to about 40 miles with no leg pain,” she says. Case Study TwoRob Watts had been running for more than 12 years before an old back injury he’d sustained playing cricket as a
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