Thursday, February 27, 2020

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 5th November 2015:

Question:  I tore my calf (gastroc) muscle today, Grade 3. How long am I likely to be out of running for? Can I do anything to speed up my recovery? Answer:  Unfortunately, a grade 3 tear of the gastrocnemius muscle...

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 1st October 2015:

Question:  I have been suffering from pain in the buttock (gluteal) area. The pain seems deep and appears to be connected to the upper hamstring. I would describe the pain as an achy feeling both in the buttock area...

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 3rd September 2015:

Question:  For the last 2 weeks the inside of my right shin has been giving me problems. It is a dull ache and I am able to run on, but it is frustrating. Any advice would be appreciated. Answer:  Thanks...

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 6th August 2015:

Question:  In the last 6-7 months, I have been having cramps in my right calf any time I participate in speed sessions at my local running club. Have you any ideas? Answer:  It sounds like it could be due to...

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 4th June 2015:

Question:  I was diagnosed with ITB (iliotibial band) syndrome five weeks ago. I've had anti-inflammatories and been resting since. I'm also using a foam roller, stretching, strengthening and had a massage. I really need to get back running but...

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 7th May 2015:

Question:  What's the best exercise to strengthen your IT band? Answer:  The iliotibial (IT) band is a tendon-like length of connective tissue that runs along the outside of the leg from the hip to the knee. Whilst you can’t strengthen...

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 2nd April 2015:

Question:  Carrying an injury. Bursitis of the heel. Have you got any advice on how to get rid of it? Answer:  Yes, we treat bursitis of the heel (calcaneal bursitis) regularly and in most cases it can be cleared completely....

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 5th March 2015:

Question:  I’ve just had a cortisone injection on a bulging disc which was touching a nerve and causing bad leg pain. The injection seems to have worked.  What exercises should I do next? I've started swimming and cycling. Should...

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 12th February 2015:

Question:  Over the last 2-3 weeks, I have been getting a dull pain in the area just below my left ankle on the outside of my foot. The pain is manageable but gets worse as I increase my mileage...

Q & A from Injury Clinic on Thursday 4th December 2014:

Question:   I train regularly, 30-50km per week.  I did my first half marathon and it was pretty painful in the top of my hamstrings and lower glutes and this is quite normal for me with longer runs. I...
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