Injuries

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

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