Injuries

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 them and how you can treat them.
06 September 2018 at 10:43

How do you tell the difference between a soft tissue injury and a stress fracture?

So how do you tell whether your injury is ‘just’ soft tissue or a more serious stress fracture? Physiotherapist Bryony Short, from Capital Physio, explains how to evaluate the symptoms
13 August 2018 at 10:54

Cycling saddle sores: how to prevent them

Always getting saddle sores when cycling and fed up of them impacting your bike training? Former head physiotherapist for British Cycling Phil Burt explains how to prevent them
18 July 2018 at 15:59

Fallen arches: what are they?

We explain what causes flat feet and the problems they can cause people, and what can be done to help alleviate the discomfort/pain
18 July 2018 at 11:36  (1)

Sciatica: how to relieve the pain for training

Suffer from sciatica? Nick Beer explains a 'nerve flossing' exercise that can help alleviate the pain sciatica causes
17 July 2018 at 12:40

What is a physiotherapist and what do they do?

Specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach Uzo Ehiogu explains the role of a physiotherapist
10 July 2018 at 11:17

What is cartilage?

We explain the role cartilage plays in your body and how it differs to bone and ligaments
19 June 2018 at 09:19

What’s the difference between shin splints and stress fractures?

We explain the difference between shin splints and stress fractures and how you tell which one you’re suffering from
07 June 2018 at 12:40

How does endurance sports affect your lungs and respiratory system?

Endurance training enhances the respiratory system in a number of ways. Here we explain the key adaptations
14 May 2018 at 10:29

How treading softly could lead to big gains in running performance

Research suggests that by landing more quietly, it will improve run form
04 May 2018 at 12:21

How can I treat a grade-3 shoulder separation injury without surgery?

Suffered a grade-3 shoulder separation and don't want to go down the surgical route? Nick Beer has this rehab advice
11 April 2018 at 12:20

Why do my ankles and legs swell up after racing an Ironman triathlon?

Wondering if it's normal for both legs and ankles to swell up after an Ironman, and how you can alleviate or prevent it? Kev James explains all
04 April 2018 at 13:00

Air Relax recovery system review

Want to improve your recovery after hard training sessions? Helen Webster reviews this top-end recovery system used by professional triathletes
12 March 2018 at 11:38