Injuries

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

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

How foam rolling aids muscle recovery

We all know foam rolling is widely recommended for helping a triathlete's muscles to recover, but do we know how it helps? It works by firing up the nervous system says scientist David Behm
09 March 2018 at 14:18

Regular exercise found to defy ageing

The key to keeping the body young and healthy is to regularly exercise, scientists from the University of Birmingham and King's College London have found.
09 March 2018 at 12:25

How does doing strenuous exercise translates into better endurance?

Have you ever wondered how strenuous exercise translates into better endurance? The key, say scientists from the Salk Institute, is the protein ERRγ (ERR gamma).
07 March 2018 at 10:02

Muscle activation exercises: how they work and why they are important

Ever wondered why exactly activation exercises and drills are important and how they differ to static stretches? Dominic Richmond from CapitalPhysio.com explains what you need to know, and shares some good exercises for activating the glutes, a group of key muscles for running and cycling
05 March 2018 at 12:14

How can I alleviate chilblains?

Suffer chilblains in your hands and feet during the winter, despite wearing gloves and thermal socks? Amy Baker from Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK) explains how to prevent and treat them
27 February 2018 at 11:49