Injury Management

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These 4 Nerve Stretches Could Ease Your Pain
02 Feb 2018, 4:55 pm

You have heard about people stretching their muscles when the muscles are tight, but have you heard about nerve stretching? Find out what nerve stretching is and 4 nerve stretches you can do on your own!

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Tendon Injuries and Compensation Patterns
07 Jul 2017, 4:50 pm

There could be an underlying reason to why your tendons are strained and working over time. In this article, we delve into the compensation behavioural pattern and how it can lead to weakened tendons.

Heel pain? Here’s all you need to know.
18 Aug 2016, 4:42 pm

Pain in the heel? In this guide to plantar fasciitis, we explore the causes of plantar fasciitis, treatment methods, relief options as well as other musculoskeletal conditions that are similar to it.

Running Shoe Technology May Not Have A Big Impact On Reducing Running Risk Injuries
21 Mar 2014, 11:26 am

A new study, “Influence of midsole hardness of standard cushioned shoes on running-related injury risk“, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed little evidence that running shoe technology have in reducing running risk injuries The researchers monitored 247 runners wearing trainers from “a renowned sports equipment manufacturer,” with varying midsole stiffness. After five […]

What Does A Knee-Jerk Response Test Have To Do With Your Ankle Sprain?
25 Oct 2012, 8:35 am

Almost everyone have this test done either in person or on television, the doctors takes out a small hammer and taps a spot just below the knee and the leg jerks forward. What does this test got anything to do with ankle sprains? The answer is stretch-reflexes. Stretch-reflex is one of the key mechanism in […]

More Than Just An Ankle Sprain
28 Jul 2012, 9:10 am

Ankle sprains are fairly common (especially with so many running events going on these days) and an athlete can expect to get back to sport within a relatively short time of around 3-8 weeks. That’s for grade 1 or 2 ankle sprains. Ankle sprains rater grade 3 are another matter altogether. Grade 1 Sprain Defined […]

Torn Meniscus? Find out if you have one
08 May 2012, 2:31 pm

If you feel your knees locking and when you are unable to straighten your leg, there is a possibility that you may have a meniscal tear. But what is a meniscus and how does it tear? Redistributing Weight And Shock You have two C-shaped menisci at each knee. Placed on each side of the knee, […]

Runners: Illiotibial Band Syndrome and the “Stiff” Pelvis
30 Jan 2012, 12:00 pm

If you are an avid distance runner, you may experience a tight and painful sensation on the outside of your thigh, termed Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS). What Is The Illiotibial Band? The Illiotibial Band (ITB) is the combined tendon of the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and the Gluteus Maximus (GM) muscles. The TFL and GM […]

Tips For Coping With Chronic Pain
22 Dec 2011, 3:09 pm

They say women naturally have a higher threshold for chronic pain. This is partly due to the fact that they go through the process of childbirth; which is one of the most painful experiences. But can women truly have a different threshold for pain? Have you ever wondered why our body feels pain? What is […]

Stretches, Trigger Ball and Foam Roller Exercises For Runners
03 Jul 2011, 5:10 pm

Muscle tightness and stiffness are the unwanted constant companions of runners, especially after a long, hard run. They can affect the recovery of muscles, which means despite training hard, if not managed regularly and appropriately, can give rise to potential injuries such as ITB syndrome, low Back Pain, and even affect the your running mechanics. […]