Q I suffered from pain in my hip and back for about 12 months. Then my back suddenly stiffened completely while I was out running and I had to stop. It has been variously diagnosed as a slipped disc and a trapped L4 nerve, but after treatment
podiatrist.It could well be that the arches of your feet are causing your toes to curl and therefore need treating, but there are two aspects of the treatment which appear to be missing.1. Silicone splints to straighten the toes. These are putty-like inserts
Q Im an overweight beginner who can now run three to four miles every other day at a steady 10 minute/mile pace. But a few years ago I suffered fallen arches, which caused quite considerable pain. My GP recommended arch supports, which I stopped
Q Ive been told by my GP that Im suffering from Policemans Heel, which he said is the same as plantar fasciitis. Ive had it for three months now, and despite trying painkillers and supports in my shoes it hasnt improved. Now Im having acupuncture is this a waste of time?...
Q I suffer from what I believe is called Mortons toe, where my second toes are longer than my big toes. This causes great pain during and after running. A pair of shoes half a size larger than normal sounded like a good idea, but it has failed to cure the problem I still ge...
session (after warming up and stretching). It only takes an extra 10-15 minutes to do the following exercises, and you will certainly feel the benefits. First, run 40-50 metres with a slightly exaggerated stride. Jog back, and repeat three more times. Next
the first 20 miles for the sport and the last 6.2 for yourself. There are very few experiences in our adult lives that compare to finishing a first marathon. Savour the last 10K. Wave to the crowds and thank the marshals. After all, you know this marathon
Q I have an identity crisis. As a keen runner for the last 20 years, I have recently retired, but now I just cannot find the motivation to train properly. I climb into my car rather than my running gear. When I do go out for a run, any uphill
for female runners to get their recommended daily intake of iron (18mg). Here are four strategies that should help:1. Eat lean red meat. Iron is absorbed better from animal sources than from vegetables, so try to eat two to four servings of lean red meat per
of Health and is the standard which most nutritionists encourage us to meet. Over the last 20 years or so, our consumption of fruit and vegetables has actually fallen steadily; so much so that the average adult consumes less than that amount in a week
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