clunk on the osteo’s table every now and then to sort it out,” he says. Backs: to the future. (Real-life solutions) Real-life stories: how two runners beat back pain Injury-Proof Your Back: five sets of everyday tips to stay pain-free Curls
Q Ive developed a recurring blister between my big toe and the one next to it. Ive tried taping up the area and also using petroleum jelly, all to no avail. Its now making me miss training.A As youve discovered, petroleum jelly is not durable enough to overcome the mechanic...
as your spine compensates, resulting in a scoliosis. If this is the case, your GP is probably right: the long-term pounding of running is likely to aggravate your back, and could lead to arthritic changes and pain later in life. If you do not have wedging
life. So, if you are 40, a blister the full thickness of your epidermis (the superficial layer of the skin) will take one month to heal, grow new skin and toughen up. Your blisters may just need time, exposure to air and less repetitive trauma
. Martin Haines, chartered physiotherapist and sports injury specialist
that, with physiotherapy, I should be running again in six months. But will I be able to regain my full fitness, and what are the chances of the injury returning?A Yes, it will be possible to return to the level you were at prior to the operation
Q Id only been running for a few months when I noticed a twinge down the outside of my left ankle, which was accompanied by some swelling. After a two-week rest I started to run again, but within three days the ankle was again very painful. An X-ray revealed a stress fracture. ...
at the moment, if you were ever to get any pain in your knee, it would be worth asking your GP to check for these possible problems at the same time.Martin Haines, chartered physiotherapist and sports-injury specialist
Q I’ve just started running and love the adrenaline burst I get from my 5K efforts, but I hate the blisters that I get almost every time I run. How can I cure this painful problem?A. Painful blisters are caused by friction between the skin and another surface, whether it be socks...
Q Ive bought some new shoes which give me blisters on the inside of the arches on both feet. My previous shoes were fine, and the new pair are designed to offer excellent foot support. So have I just chosen the wrong ones? Im 12.5st and I run about 25 miles a week.A Since bot...
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