Best of the forum: Health & Injury

Foot | Achilles | Ankle Area | Lower leg | Knee | Hip Area / Upper leg | Upper-body | Chest | Digestion/diarrhoea | Women's issues | Credits

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HEALTH: BEATING INJURY
Foot
Blisters - for an underpronator
Blisters - I've tried all socks
Blisters - on toes
Blisters - What to do when they appear on a run - and how to avoid them
Foot pain - under ball of foot - 2 solutions
Laces - pain on bridge and toes - simple solutions
Numbness - whole foot goes numb randomly - laces, stretching solution, and wiggling fingers
plantar fasciitis - 2 success stories
Plantar fasciitis - should I have a hydrocortisone injection; and taping
Plantar fasciitis - taping links, and golf ball treatment
Tendinitis? - Pain on outside of foot after a track session
Tibialis Posterior Syndrome - around bony part of arch - caution against self-diagnosis
Toenail loss - disguising lost ones!
Toenail loss - shoes, solutions, and downhill technique
Achilles
Achilles tendinitis - how long should I wait before running?
Achilles tendinitis - how to cut heel tabs to reduce friction
Achilles tendinitis - lots of experiences, including cortisone and glucosamine
Achilles tendinitis - supplements, stretching, accupuncture
Achilles tendonitis - how much longer? - inc friction massage and splints
Achillies rupture - partial - help!
Achillies tendinitis - stretching and self-massage
Ankle Area
Mystery ankle pain - linked to Asics 2070?
Sprain - how soon can I run afterwards?
Sprain - rehab strategies
Lower Leg
Broken leg - how best to rehabilitate?
Calf pain - when to continue, when to stop?
Calf tightness - is ibuprofen the solution?
Inside lower-leg pain - between ankle and knee - lots of experiences
Inside lower-leg pain - part 2
Shin splints
Shin splints - gym work, and benefit of orthotics
Shin splints - new shoes worked!
Shin splints - part 2
Shin splints - part 3
Knee
Cartilage operation - is it too early to run?
General - various knee problems and solutions
Inner-knee pain - doctors converse…
ITBS - High heels to blame?
ITBS - how much rest?
ITBS - pain on side of knee
ITBS - roads to recovery
Kneecaps - they feel as if they're popping out of their joints…
Kneecaps - they feel as if they're popping out of their joints…
Lateral plica…
Osteoarthritis - can I continue to run with it?
Patellar tendinitis - a cheap fix, stretches and strengthening
Patellar tendinitis - treatment, and maintaining fitness
Runner's knee - beating that dull ache
Runner's knee/tracking imbalance - a dose of realism
Shoes - is too much shoe stability causing knee pain?
Weight training - how to balance quads and hamstrings to protect the knees
Hip Area / Upper leg
Hernia - time for surgery?
Hip pain - diagnosis discussion - and discussion of advice-giving!
Hip pain - feels right on the socket
Hip pain - ibuprofen or treatment?
Hip pain - right on bony part
Hip pain for a year - what now?
Piriformis (buttock) pain - much advice
Piriformis (buttock) pain - stretches 2
Piriformus (buttock) pain - link and stretches
Top of leg, under buttocks - tightness after run
Upper-body
Lower back pain - over last few weeks - any advice?
Lower back pain - possible causes
Neck pain - checks to make
Nipples - chafing - fixes
Nipples - chafing - part 2
Nipples - chafing - part 3
Red face - am I normal?!
Shoulder pain - broom handle solution…
Sprained wrist - can I run with it?
Stitch - solutions part 2
Stitch - solutions!
Swollen hands
Throbbing head after running - why?
Chest
Asthma - Exercise-induced - just diagnosed - can I continue running?
Asthma / wheezing - Exercise-induced - part 2
Asthma / allergies - part 3
Chest pain - muscles or worse?
Heart palpitations - part 1
Heart palpitations - part 2
Digestion/diarrhoea
Runner's trots (diarrhoea) - part 1
Runner's trots (diarrhoea) - part 2
Runner's trots (diarrhoea) - part 4
Runner's trots / cramps - part 3
Pregnancy/breastfeeding/menstruation/stress incontinence
Breastfeeding and running - advice, and bras
Postnatal running - breastfeeding and more
Pregnancy - can I run while pregnant?
Skipping periods - is this bad? (Inc osteporosis risk)
Stress incontinence - lots of advice