Stress Fractures – The Facts

Stress fractures – The facts Stress fractures occur when there is a small hairline crack in the bone, usually in the lower limb. Common sites are the foot and shin, or tibia. Unlike common fractures, which are caused by a sudden impact, stress fractures are caused by overuse and are therefore most common in athletes…

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Ice or Heat? Which is best for an injury?

  Ice or heat? Which is best for an injury?   Ice is nice, right? When something feels sore, putting an ice pack on it seems like a natural thing to do. It numbs the pain, cools the area down and feels nice. But is it always the best thing for an injury?   What does…

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How to recover from a Marathon

How to recover after a Marathon So you’ve done it! You’ve completed the Marathon. Whether it is your first one or your 10th, crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles of running is an amazing achievement and puts you in an elite group of runners worldwide who have achieved this challenge. It is also true…

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Dealing with a late stage injury before the marathon

Dealing with a late stage injury before the marathon Running injuries in the later stages of marathon training are unfortunately all too common. The intensity of marathon training places a lot of stress and strain on the body, especially as the long miles build up towards the end. This will seem like the worst possible…

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