Injuries

Extreme exercise found not to increase risk of cardiovascular disease, say scientists

Does extreme exercise make middle-aged male athletes more prone to heart problems? No says sports cardiologist Dr. Benjamin Levine
07 February 2019 at 09:34

Swimmer's shoulder: what causes it, and three exercises to treat it

We take a look at one of the most problematic ailments swimmers face, swimmer's shoulder (subacromial impingement), and how to diagnose and treat it, and share some exercises you can do to fix it
06 February 2019 at 08:00

What happens to your body when you start exercising after a break?

Physio Shelly Chakraborty explains what happens to your body when you start exercising or begin again after period of rest
04 February 2019 at 15:00

Why do muscles still hurt a few days after exercise?

Physiotherapist Gbemi Adedipe explains what causes your muscles to still ache and hurt a few days after exercising hard
21 January 2019 at 09:26

3 common musculoskeletal problems cycling causes and how to treat them

Physiotherapist Shelly Chakraborty explains the key factors that cause the most common cycling injuries and how you can treat them
08 January 2019 at 09:22

Foam rollers: how to use them

A foam roller can help to achieve similar benefits to deep tissue massage and, used correctly, can help to improve flexibility and decrease muscle tension. In conjunction with a regular strength and conditioning programme, this humble piece of equipment can help to keep you injury and niggle-free. Below are four key areas that need the most attention.
07 January 2019 at 12:47

Why do I get pins and needles in my feet when I run?

Get pins and needles in your feet when you run? Sports injury rehab expert Nick Beer explains causes and solutions
11 December 2018 at 10:08

Rotator cuff: What it is, how it works and what happens if it becomes damaged

Swimming front crawl can put stress on your shoulder joint, particularly your rotator cuff muscles. Physiotherapist James Bainbridge from Capital Physio explains all about your rotator cuff, and what happens if it becomes damaged
14 November 2018 at 09:53

Hip osteoarthritis: What it is and how to manage it

Physiotherapist Georgios Grigoriou from Capital Physio explains hip osteoarthritis and how to treat and manage it
13 November 2018 at 09:33

What's the difference between slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibres?

Nick Beer explains the differences between fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fibres, and how developing fast twitch fibres can improve your run performance
06 November 2018 at 15:15

How does running affect your cartilage?

Tri coach Scott Findlay explains how running affects your cartilage and shares 4 tips for protecting it against injury
06 November 2018 at 11:09

Fractures: A guide to the different types

Most triathlon injuries start gradually and are associated with overtraining such as frustratingly common Achilles tendinopathies or iliotibial band syndrome. Occasionally, more acute, catastrophic injuries do occur, such as fractures, and they usually happen following a fall from the bike. Physiotherapist Julia Peters-Belk explains the common types of fractures and how they can be treated.
24 October 2018 at 13:33

Lower leg cramp: how to deal with it on the run

Suffer from leg cramps during races, particularly on the run? Tim Don explains how to prevent and manage it so you can carry on racing
16 October 2018 at 09:53

Mental health: Are you exercising too much for your mind?

Moving and exercising more can be one of the most effective ways to improve our mental health, but triathletes also need to know when to slow down, writes Tim Heming
10 October 2018 at 10:37

Why is glute strength important?

Wondering why strong glute muscles are important? Physiotherapist Alex Howarth explains why weak gluteal muscles can cause other problems such as hip, knee, shin and ankle pain.
27 September 2018 at 15:12

What's the difference between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids?

Both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroids are used to treat, and reduce, inflammation, however they work in totally different ways and are used to treat very different conditions says physiotherapist Alex Howarth.
24 September 2018 at 14:24

What muscles do you use in triathlon?

Wondering what muscles you use in triathlon and whether you have to strengthen some more than others? Nik Cook explains
17 September 2018 at 14:46

Cartilage injuries: how to treat and prevent them

Participating in endurance sports can be hard and intense as these sports can take their toll on your joints and cartilage, says physiotherapist Georgios Grigoriou from Capital Physio. Here he explains how to treat cartilage injuries, and prevent them from occurring
17 September 2018 at 09:47

Strain versus sprain: what's the difference?

Confused about the differences between a strain and a sprain? Physiotherapist Larissa Christian explain how the two different, yet similar-sounding, injuries differ and how to treat and prevent them
12 September 2018 at 14:41

What is a trapped nerve?

Physiotherapist Denis Murphy explains what is meant by a trapped nerve, why triathletes are particularly vulnerable to developing trapped nerves, and how you can treat them.
06 September 2018 at 10:43