ll be able to embark on a gradual return to running. An approximate timescale for full recovery from this type of injury could be anything from four to six weeks. It might seem a lengthy process, but a little time spent now, getting your rehab right, might
Q Why is it that almost exactly 48 hours after a long training run, and particularly after completing a marathon, my leg muscles hurt most? If the race is on Sunday, then I always dread Tuesday because I cannot walk down the stairs without adopting
Why not try these simple back-loosening exercises on those days when you wake up feeling as stiff as a plank? They’ll make you feel a whole lot better – and they’ll help your running, too. After all, you run with your whole body, not just your legs
GETTY IMAGESIf you've been running well and your muscles feel fine, stretching might seem like a waste of good running time. But scheduling in some stretching could slash your chance of getting injured, help you recover from existing injuries
pronation, thousands of times in a runner, causing inflammation." Sudden increases in mileage or excessive hill running or speedwork can lead to Achilles tendinitis. This tendon also has a low blood supply, making it slow to heal. If ‘acute’ Achilles
physiotherapist will be able to guide appropriate stretching while electrical treatments are used, and advise on the use of optimum stretching required before strength is gained, using exercises which pull the knees together.Can you run through it?/Recovery time
through it?Running through bunions without podiatric modifications is possible, though you will probably feel some pain, which is likely to progress over the years.Recovery timeAfter surgery, you should be able to begin light training after six to eight
-ray or scan.Self-treatmentIf you avoid pressure you will ease the pain, so bigger shoes, soft padding, or avoiding heel backs by using sandals or running without shoes can help. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory tablets and ice are the other staple treatments
-enthusiastic.Can you run through it?/Recovery timeOne to four weeks, depending on the severity of the tear. The risks of worsening the injury are far greater than any benefit you might obtain from running through it.
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