A little help with when to use ice and/or heat so that you don’t start off by adding to the problem.
In this second installment on running injuries, I look at the common problems below the knee that I encounter, treat and advise upon in the clinic.
Marathon season is well and truly upon us and so now is as good a time as any to review the most common running injuries and best course of action for their management. Of course, this isn't just aimed at those of you who will endeavour to run 26.2 miles in the coming days and months, it is also relevant for anyone trying to lose weight or tone up after a long winter.
Medical acupuncture, which is sometimes referred to as ‘dry needling’, is a modern adaptation of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It was formed using the principles of evidence-based medicine and incorporates modern knowledge of anatomy and physiology. It is used by doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and health practitioners who have undertaken the appropriate postgraduate acupuncture training.
If there is one surety in life it is that we will age. Our musculoskeletal system is not immune from ageing - it affects us all to varying degrees. As we age the joints and surrounding tissues undergo changes. These include a decrease in the available movement of the joint, and weakening and wasting of the surrounding muscles.