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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Heel pain and Plantar-fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a type of heel pain that can occur with an impact injury or build up over time. The plantar fascia is long ligament or arch under the foot. This pain can happen to anyone and commonly affects runners.   Why do I have it? When the plantar fascia’s ability to tolerate impact […]

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Lisfranc Injury

The Lis-Franc injury is defined as a bony or ligamentous injury involving the midfoot and forefoot. It is named after a French surgeon and gynaecologist who described the injury in 1815 during the Napoleonic war. Many soldiers fell from their horses having there foot caught in stirrups. The fall resulted in an injury to the […]

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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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