appropriate running shoes by visiting a specialist retailer. You could also try shoe inserts, best recommended by a podiatrist or physiotherapist. There are some good non-prescription orthoses available try calling Medisport for advice on AOL orthotics (0161-678
and rotation of your foot. Do three sets of 1215 repetitions of each every day.In addition, you lose proprioception in a joint that has been injured and immobilised. This means the cells in the ankle that would normally tell your brain where the joint
Q I am a 50-year-old runner, and I’ve averaged 20-40 miles a week for the last 25 years. A year ago – just after completing some sit-ups – I starting getting severe back pain around my mid-spine, which extended around the chest and into the abdomen
, making massage a helpful remedy. Try 10 minutes of massage on alternate days for a week, and see how this affects your pain when running. As the symptoms are in both calves, the problem could also stem from your back whether you have symptoms of back
Q During a recent run, my left hamstring seemed to become quite tight. Im worried that Ive picked up a strain, but as Im training for the Flora London Marathon, Im reluctant to see a physio wholl just tell me to rest. At the moment Im stretching the hamstring before and ...
on many factors: the type, frequency and quality of the massage, if you have a specific problem and what you hope to gain from the treatment. Will a massage knock three minutes off your 10K PB next Sunday? Probably not. But neither will a single set of 800
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...
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
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
and another surface, whether it be socks, shoes or a combination of both. To solve blistering problems you need to look at the following. 1) Do your shoes fit correctly – are they wide enough, deep enough and long enough to accommodate your feet? 2) Are you
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