Injuries

Lyme disease: What it is and how to prevent and treat it

If your training runs and rides, or family hikes and adventures, take you through leafy lanes, forest trails and moorland, you may be venturing into tick habitat. And a potential consequence could be Lyme disease, says Andrew Gold of Lyme Disease Action
01 October 2019 at 11:23

Bunions: what are they and is it ok to run with them?

Have bunions? Scott Findlay explains how to reduce the discomfort they can cause
30 September 2019 at 10:54

Cardiac drift: what is it and how does it affect heart-rate training?

Exercise physiologist and performance coach Alan Couzens explains what cardiac drift is and how to take it into account when training.
27 September 2019 at 10:34

How can I prevent calf muscle cramp towards the end of the bike leg?

Suffer with calf muscle cramps when cycling, particularly towards the end of the bike leg, and when you take your feet out of the shoes prior to dismounting? Nick Beer has this advice for cycling crampers
17 September 2019 at 09:32

Synovial fluid: what is it and how does exercise affect it?

Physio Brad Beer explains the role synovial fluid plays in keeping our joints healthy, and how exercise affects it - in a good way
05 September 2019 at 11:57

What is piriformis syndrome, and how can you treat it?

Got a pain in the buttocks? It could be piriformis syndrome, says Nick Beer. Here he explains causes, symptoms and treatment
04 September 2019 at 15:29

Tendonitis: what it is and how to treat it

Rehab physio Juliet Slade explains all you need to know about tendonitis including causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention
22 August 2019 at 11:44

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