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Running Injuries – February Newsletter

With the rise of active aware individuals in the community, community walking and running groups are slowly growing and are the most popular activities in 2018. So how can we support the 2019 new years resolution and growing park run movement in avoiding and recovering from injuries while living healthier lives? The causes of running or walking injuries: 1. Overload Everyone starts off somewhere from having limited capacity. Whether this is no walking, slow runs or only doing 10km a week. What tends to occur especially around the ... Read more

January Newsletter – Common Running Injuries

Common Running Injuries The majority of running injuries tend to be due to overuse and generally involve the lower limb, so this overview will focus on the most common of these injuries. Running is certainly experiencing another "boom" currently, with the popularity of running increasing again so we might anticipate a relatice increase in related injuries. The most commonly occurring lower limb running injuries are Knee injuries (patella tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ITB-related conditions) Shin injuries (medial/lateral tibial stress syndrome - ie "shin splints") ... Read more

What is a Stress Fracture?

Ever wondered what a stress fracture is? And what are “shin spints”? Or have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between a stress fracture and a simple muscle strain/tendinopathy? Read on to learn more….   What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is an incomplete crack in a bone that develops in response to repetitive stress or strain that exceed the maximum load the bone can withstand. The stress can be impact from weight-bearing (eg. with running) putting load through a bone, ... Read more