Calf strain

What is it? A calf strain, commonly called a ‘pulled’ muscle, is caused by overstretching or tearing of either of the 2 calf muscles – the soleus and the gastrocnemius. Symptoms A calf strain usually starts with sudden pain in the back of the lower leg. A pop, snap or tearing sensation may be felt. […]

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Sprained Ankle

What is a Sprained Ankle? Generally speaking, when you roll your ankle you can cause an overstretching injury to ligaments. This ‘overstretching’ can be deemed mild, moderate or severe. A mild may be a stretch, moderate a small tear & severe a rupture or complete tear. Severe ankle sprains can also cause avulsions (torn ligament […]

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Shin Splints

Shin Splints – What do I do now? Shin Splints are one of the most common injuries amongst runners. The term is recognised as pain at the front (anterior) or back (posterior) of the shins. Pain at the front of the shins can be due to an overloaded Tibialis Anterior muscle. This muscle is responsible […]

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Achilles Pain

Achilles Tendonitis or Achilles Tendinopathy refer to pain / inflammation in the Achilles area. It is commonly an overuse injury seen in sports or jobs requiring repetitive action such as jogging or labouring. What causes Achilles tendon pain? Tendons are what connects the muscle to the bone. They are most made up of collagen fibres […]

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How do you detect a stress fracture?

  With the New Year there were doubtless resolutions to KICK START that new lifestyle with a diet and exercise routine with a “sound run or two and a few push-ups”. As we drag the Dunlop Volleys from the cupboard, there are a few important considerations for the experienced and less experienced runners. With any […]

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