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Recovery

get back to running after injury now

get back to running We know that injury is difficult and frustrating and it is also difficult to predict how soon you will be able to return to full running following an injury.   Each injury and person is unique.   Usually, the sooner you identify an injury and begin the appropriate treatment, the quicker […]

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Recovery Knees Leg injuries

Outer Knee Pain Case study- The Injured Runner

David is a 42 year old runner that started feeling pain in the outer part of his right knee. He had run 11 marathons in the previous 2 years without any pain and then began to experience pain in his left knee. He cut back on his running for 2 months tried using a foam […]

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Leg injuries Recovery stretches

Hamstring Strain – The Injured runner

Hamstring Strain is a strain of the muscles on the back of the thigh and often a result of speed training or racing. You will usually feel a distinct tightening or pain in the middle third of the muscle. A hamstring strain can come on suddenly and send you limping off of the track or […]

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Leg injuries Recovery stretches

Hamstring Stretches – The Injured Runner

Many runners have tight hamstrings. And many of them would benefit from doing hamstring stretches! Tight hamstrings may be related to knee pain, butt pain and perhaps even heel pain. A great way to stretch the hamstrings and also protect your back can be performed by lying on your back next to a taller object […]

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Recovery Uncategorized

Osgood Schlotter Disease – The Injured Runner

Osgood schlotter disease summary Osgood Schlotter Disease (OSD) is a condition where pain is felt on the bump at the top of the shinbone. It was named after the doctors who first wrote about it, Drs. Osgood and Schlotter. OSD is the most common cause of knee pain in athletes between the ages of ten […]

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Recovery Foot injuries

Running after ankle Sprain- getting back on your feet fast

Ankle sprains and running after ankle sprains Ankle sprains are a risk of running and happen to most people over the course of their running career – many people more than once. Here are some tips for gentle sprains and how to get back running after ankle sprain injury. Please do remember that a more […]

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Recovery

Groin strain – The Injured Runner

Groin Strain is an annoying pain in the centre of your groin. This is a pain that is fairly specific, meaning you can touch the spot and if you stretch your groin you feel a distinct pull in the tender area. It is more common with speed training or quick hill repeats. This condition is […]

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Cross training Recovery

Cycling when injured running – cross training recovery

Cycling options You’ve injured yourself and you need to stop running to recover – but don’t want to lose your fitness. The good news is a low impact option is cycling when injured running. With the advent of spin bikes, stationary cycling can actually be quite fun. If you are training on your own you […]

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Recovery Foot injuries

Foot Stress Fractures

Foot Stress Fractures are a condition where training load has exceeded the body’s ability to maintain bone structure, resulting in partial to complete breakdown of the foot bones. The most common sites for stress fractures in the foot are the heel and the second or third metatarsal (long bones of the foot. A firm squeeze […]

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Hip injuries Recovery

Hip Stress Fracture – The Injured Runner

Bursitis is a pain that develops on the outside of the hip. A bursa is a thin fluid filled sack that helps reduce friction between your gluteal muscles and the femur bone, somewhat like a Teflon pad. Excessive or abnormal strain to the area can cause the bursa to swell and become painful. You may […]