Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Don’t run the risk of injury while training for a marathon:

Don’t run the risk of injury while training for a marathon: With this year’s annual Belfast Marathon event only a matter of days away, whether you’re an experienced runner taking part in the full 26.2 miles, or participating as part...

Running under the influence this festive season:

Running under the influence this festive season? The festive season is a time when many of us enjoy social drinks, however it’s important to consider how a few alcoholic drinks may increase the risk of injury and negatively impact your...

Is patellar tendinitis getting the better of you?

Is patellar tendinitis getting the better of you? Patellar tendinitis has traditionally been thought of as inflammation of the patellar tendon, which is the tendon that joins the bottom of your kneecap (patella) to your shin bone (tibia). Recent research...

Torn knee cartilage? Under the knife or can you continue running?

Torn knee cartilage? Is it under the knife or can you continue running? What is a cartilage tear? A meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia).  There are...

How to stop headaches or migraines during or after running:

How to stop headaches or migraines during or after running: Headaches or migraines which start during or after running are fairly common and can ruin the “running experience” for many.  Exercise induced headaches occur in about a third of athletes,...

Is running a pain in your neck?

Is running a pain in your neck? Neck pain during or after running is a common complaint amongst runners and we, at Apex Clinic, Belfast treat this everyday. As our team of physios specialise in the spine and sports injuries,...

Ankle Instability – How to beat it!?

What is ankle instability? Ankle sprains are by far, the most commonly sustained athletic injury. They are prevalent at all levels of running, with lateral sprains (spraining the ligaments on the outside of the ankle) accounting for 85% of all...

Should you run with Hip Arthritis?

Should you run with Hip Arthritis? The incidence of hip arthritis in runners is common. In fact, according to the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 18.1 percent of 74,752 runners were diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis. What is...

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome in Runners:

Iliotibial band friction syndrome in runners: Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) is also known as ITB syndrome and more commonly referred to as “runner’s knee.” This overuse injury is common in runners and in fact, accounts for up to 22...

Sports massage for healthy, happy muscles and PB’s in 2015:

Sports massage for healthy, happy muscles and PBs in 2015: Sports massage is well known to improve circulation, speed up recovery from exercise and soft tissue injury and prevent soft tissue injury.  If you are a regular runner and not...
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Why am I so shattered?

ISN’T RUNNING SUPPOSED TO ENERGISE ME... Why am I finding that after my runs I'm totally Zonked? When we lace up those trainers and head...