Running

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT)

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT)   What is it? A tendinopathy is a change in the tendons structure, usually in response to overload. Unlike what was previously thought, there is no real inflammation happening. The pain is due to the changing and swelling of the tendon’s structure. PHT manifests itself as a deep pain in the…

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Achilles Tendinopathy in runners

Achilles Tendinopathy in Runners Unfortunately Achilles pain can become the bain of many runner’s careers. Whether you are an elite or a recreational runner it can affect you. Achilles pain can come on acutely or more gradually with a seemingly insidious onset. Acute pain with a loud audible pop is known as an achilles rupture,…

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Helpful Tips Every New Runner Needs

Helpful Tips Every New Runner Needs If you have just started running, congratulations! You are making the right decision to stay fit and healthy and, with proper training, you may even achieve a professional level. There are some hurdles to overcome, one of them being the first occurrences of muscle fever, but with diligence you…

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How To Select Running Shoes

How to Select Adequate Running Shoes The most important accessory for any runner is the shoes they wear. High quality shoes, which offer adequate support to your sole, ankle and lower leg, will help you run smoothly, and to your fullest performance and endurance. On the other hand, wearing inadequate, old and worn out shoes…

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Lower Leg Injuries in Running:

Lower Leg Injuries in Running: Common Causes and Treatment Lower leg injury is quite common both among professional and amateur runners. It occurs due to undue strain on the muscles and ligaments – generally caused by pushing yourself beyond your fitness abilities. Today we will cover some of the most common types of lower leg…

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Getting Back To Your Running Routine After Injury

Getting Back to Your Running Routine After Injury Injury is an unavoidable aspect of physical exercise – for both amateurs and professionals. Some injuries are easier, while others will keep you away from exercising for weeks. Whichever the case may be, always wait until you get the green light from your doctor to start training…

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Runner’s Knee

Runner’s Knee Runner’s knee is also known as Patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner’s knee, is one of the most common types of injuries occurring in professional or amateur runners, accounting for 20% of all types of injuries. The symptoms of runner’s knee start with mild pain under your kneecap while you are running. In the…

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Achilles Tendon Injury – What Rehab is Forgetting

Achilles Tendon Injury – What Rehab is Forgetting The Achilles tendon is at risk of injury with high load. Runners have a 15 times greater risk of Achilles rupture and 30 times greater risk of tendinopathy than sedentary individuals. The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. The three calf muscle…

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Speed For GAA Players

Speed For GAA Players Speed is defined as the rate at which someone moves.  We can divide speed into an explosive phase and a knee drive phase. A lot of GAA players spend far too much time developing muscles to move slowler, simply because this is an easier way to train during a gym session. We…

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