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How to get rid of shin splints: 6 tips try now

what are shin splints? What exactly shin splints are is still not entirely confirmed by science. But what we do know is that it’s a pain and tenderness in the shin area and you are interested in how to get rid of shin splints. The medical name for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome. […]

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Calves cramping when running? Tips to stop it

what is calf cramp? Muscle fibres contract and relax in turn when you use a muscle. Sometimes a muscle gets stuck in the contracted state and that’s what the pain of cramp is. Pain in the back of the lower leg is calf cramp, and if you find calves cramping when running, you often have […]

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Get started now – rope jumping for runners

Does rope jumping help with running? We think so yes! Rope jumping for runners is a full body workout that improves endurance and strength – both things you need for running. It helps breathing and cardio and balance. Great all round. Here is some more information about why we think it’s great to add to […]

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is it safe to run with a hangover 101?

Is it safe to run with a hangover? If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably had a bit too much to drink and are working out is it safe to run with a hangover? Should you run while hungover? Let’s discuss the evidence. how much did you drink? So let’s start with the facts. The […]

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Hamstring Tendonitis treatment to try now – The Injured Runner

Hamstring Tendonitis is a pain that is felt on and just below the boney part of your butt that you sit on. The hamstring tendon attaches to this bone and can become painful. I have seen this develop after a runner stumbles and catches them self from falling forward. The hamstrings tighten to prevent the […]

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Shin Splint treatments – try now on the Injured Runner

what are shin splints? If you’re here you are likely suffering from shin splint pain and looking for shin splint treatments. So let us start with what on earth are shin splints. The answer to this isn’t super straightforward as we don’t know 100% what causes shinsplints. Some runners – especially if you’re just starting […]

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Recovery Cross training Leg injuries

Tibial Stress Fractures in runners – The Injured Runner

Stress Fractures are a condition where training load has exceeded your body’s ability to maintain bone structure, resulting in partial to complete breakdown of the bone. The most common sites for a stress fracture in the shin are the top inner portion of the shinbone (medial tibial plateau) and the central portion of the shin. […]

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Top tips on effective running injury prevention

running injury prevention The annual incidence of injury in regularly training recreational runners is estimated to range between 37 and 56%. Unfortunately, for those of us who enjoy running, the likelihood of getting injured is quite high. Running injuries are often an interaction of several factors; however, an understanding of a few principles can help […]

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Jumpers Knee rehab – start today with The Injured Runner

what is jumpers knee Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendonitis. It affects the patellar tendon, which is directly below the kneecap (it actually attaches the knee cap to the tibia). This condition is more prevalent with plyometric (jumping sequences) training or sports that require sudden stops or changes of direction. However, we have […]

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Recovery Leg injuries

Runners stretch calf!

Calf Strain is a strain of the calf muscles – runners stretch calf. You may feel this at the junction where the Achilles tendon blends into the muscle or right in the muscle itself. Symptoms usually develop during a race or hard work out. You may be able to run just fine at slower speeds […]