Injuries

Compartment syndrome: what it is and how to treat it

Physiotherapist Omkar Sawant explains all you need to know about compartment syndrome including causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention
20 August 2019 at 12:54

Sports massage: What are the benefits of having a regular massage?

Having a regular sports massage has many benefits for athletes, says Nick Beer, including physical, physiological and psychological
16 August 2019 at 09:54

Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction: What it is and how it affects athletic performance

Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction, or EILO for short, describes a condition where the larynx can start to close in when you're exercising. Dr James Hull explains all you need to know
15 August 2019 at 13:00

Lyme disease: why we need to tackle it now

More awareness is needed of this little-understood disease that is damaging the health of too many triathletes
09 August 2019 at 15:16

Hay fever: how can I keep training and racing?

Suffer with hay fever? Here's some advice on how to prevent and treat attacks so you can keep racing and training during the summer months, from respiratory specialist, Dr James Hull
08 August 2019 at 11:00

What is Fat Pad Syndrome?

Fat Pad Syndrome is a common ailment among athletes. Physiotherapist Omkar Sawant explains all you need to know about Fat Pad Syndrome (also known as Fat Pad Impingement and Hoffa's Syndrome) and how to treat and prevent it.
07 August 2019 at 10:00

Why do I get sore shins when I run?

Get sore shins when you run, and do they stay sore for the rest of the week? Wondering how you can prevent/ treat this? Sports science graduate and top tri coach Scott Findlay has this advice
01 August 2019 at 12:26

Is ice or heat best for treating injuries?

Hot and cold compresses have long been used to treat injuries, but which is best? Nick Beer weighs them up.
22 July 2019 at 14:31

Are you more prone to injuries if you run early in the morning?

Like to run first thing in the morning but heard that it makes you more prone to injuries? Scott Findlay explains whether it's true
17 June 2019 at 13:01

Why do my muscles ache when I’m ill?

Wondering why your muscles ache when you're coming down with something, and whether it's okay to train like this? Nick Beer has this advice
17 June 2019 at 11:37

How to avoid injury while training and exercising

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned age-group triathlete, there are two common objectives all triathletes share: get faster and, in doing so, try and avoid injury. It’s been reported that 62% of triathletes incur at least one injury per season, so here are the only 25 tips you’ll ever need to stay race strong…
21 May 2019 at 10:51

What is runner's knee?

Runner’s knee is an umbrella term for repetitive stress injuries that commonly occur at the knee. Here physiotherapist James Bainbridge explains those injuries and details their causes and prevention
01 May 2019 at 11:00

HIIT workouts found to increase injury risk

People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study has found.
11 April 2019 at 10:37

Kinesiology Tape: What it is, and how it works and helps recovery from injury

Kinesiology tape has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years but do you know how it actually works and how it will benefit your performance and recovery? Physiotherapist Shelly Chakraborty explains
10 April 2019 at 09:46

Diagnostic imaging: What’s the difference between X-ray, ultrasound and MRI?

X-rays, ultrasound and MRIs are all types of diagnostic imaging tools that help members of the medical profession see what's going on in the inside, but how they work and what each one tells us is very different. Here we explain more...
04 April 2019 at 10:27

How can I prevent my toenails falling off from running?

Toenails dropping off is a common complaint for runners. Run coach Scott Findlay explains how running damages the toenail, leading them to come off, and what you can do to prevent it
25 March 2019 at 14:16

Swimming-induced pulmonary edema: what it is and what to do if it occurs

Cardiac surgeon Lawrence Creswell explains what swimming-induced pulmonary edema/oedema (SIPE) is, and what you can do if you're prone to attacks when swimming
25 March 2019 at 11:49

Cycling hot foot: Why do the balls of my feet get hot when cycling?

Do the balls of your feet get hot when cycling, particularly on long rides and when climbing? You are probably suffering from 'hot foot' says Nik Cook. Here he explains what it is, and possible causes
25 February 2019 at 09:58

How to prevent motion sickness and nausea when swimming

Do you feel seasick while swimming? Suffering from motion sickness and nausea can be fairly common for swimmers. Here, John Wood explores the causes and remedies…
22 February 2019 at 10:00

Calf muscle tear: What it is and how to treat it

Physiotherapist James Ticehurst explains all you need to know about one of running's most common injuries – a torn calf muscle
21 February 2019 at 10:55