First, some anatomy. There are two menisci in each knee – the medial meniscus on the inside and the lateral meniscus on the outside. They sit on top of the shin bone, or tibia, and are basically like two calamari rings whose main role is shock absorption from the forces going through the knee on …..
For those still exercising outdoors – good work! As well as finding the paths and roads a bit quieter compared to the summer, you’ll also have noticed it takes a bit longer to warm up. Warming up for exercise is one of those subjects full of good and bad advice – so first let’s look …..
What is it? A bursa is a fluid filled sac which usually serves to cushion the joint and assists in shock absorption. Typically people experience “bursitis” when the bursa becomes swollen. The regions most commonly affected are the shoulder, the elbow, the knee, the hip and the heel. Pain can occur in the shoulder when …..
This week sees the World Athletic Championships hosted here in London and a final farewell to Usain ‘lightening’ Bolt, the fastest man alive. Bolt achieved the triple last summer in Rio 2016, winning gold in all sprint titles for three consecutive Olympic Games – and even if he couldn’t make it another gold on Saturday, …..
Zack Cooper Triathlon is growing at a fast rate and, since the success of the Brownlee brothers at the 2012 Olympics, more and more of us have decided that just one sport is simply not enough. With increased participation in triathlon comes more and more events to choose from! The good thing about triathlon …..
For runners and walkers, pain around the knee can be incredibly uncomfortable and put a hold on training plans. We’ve covered some of the issues already so this time we’re looking at the catchily named iliotibial band friction syndrome. So what exactly is it and why do so many people have problems with it? As …..
It’s almost time for the London Marathon – so with just under two weeks to go, here’s some tips to help you get the best out of the day. 1) Don’t change your training plans even if you’re worried about how far you’ve done – stick to the plan and don’t try and cram in …..
In the final part of our three blogs looking at pain around the shins, this time it’s stress fractures. Just as overuse and over-exertion can lead to muscle and tendon injuries, it can also impact our bones. This can happen as a result of a significant increase in training or mileage – it’s something that …..
In our last blog we looked at a common diagnosis for pain in the shin area; shin splints. However that’s often a diagnosis used to describe a variety of problems and another one we see fairly often is Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome or CECS. Do you have CECS? In simple terms, CECS manifests itself as …..
‘Shin splints’ is a fairly dated term now and one that gets used to describe a lot of different issues relating to pain around the shin area. For runners and walkers it’s something that you’ll have almost certainly heard of. Rather than a ‘single’ problem or issue, shin splints is an umbrella tem and so …..