Injuries

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

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