What are the Symptoms of Shoulder Bursitis?:
What causes Swimmer's Shoulder?
Suggested Treatment for Swimmers Shoulder
Prevention and Care: There is no specific time frame for when to progress from each stage to the next. Your injury rehabilitation status will be determined by many factors during your physiotherapist’s clinical assessment. You’ll find that in most cases, your physiotherapist will seamlessly progress between the rehabilitation phases as your clinical assessment and function improves. It is also important to note that each progression must be carefully monitored as attempting to progress too soon to the next level can lead to re-injury and frustration. For more specific advice about your bursitis or rotator cuff injury, please contact your physiotherapist.
What are the Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis?:
What causes Achilles Tendonitis
Suggested Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
Prevention and Care: The worst case scenario is a total rupture of your Achilles tendon. Treatment in this case usually requires surgery, plaster or a walking boot for at least six weeks. Most of these injuries take six months or more to adequately rehabilitate. The best advice is to seek early advice from your physiotherapist to do all you can to avoid this nasty rupture happening in the first place. Treatment in this case usually requires surgery, plaster or a walking boot for at least six weeks. Most of these injuries take six months or more to adequately rehabilitate. The best advice is to seek early advice from your physiotherapist to do all you can to avoid this nasty rupture happening in the first place.
What are the Symptoms of Lower Back Pain?:
What causes Lower Back Pain
Suggested Treatment for Lower Back Pain
Prevention and Care: Recurrence of low back pain can and does regularly occur. The main reason it is thought to recur is due to insufficient rehabilitation. In particular, poor deep abdominal core muscle exercises have been shown to render your back more vulnerable to instability and therefore re-injury.
What are the Symptoms of Runner's Knee?:
What causes Runner's Knee
Suggested Treatment for Runner's Knee
Prevention and Care: Pacing yourself during activities which entail repeated bending or squatting is also paramount. Ensuring that you take regular rest breaks between periods of bending or kneeling and alternating them with other less aggravating activities is key. Essentially, an appropriate balance between rest and activity is recommended. Weight-management can play a role in the pressure exerted on lower limb joints, and thus should be something considered as a long-term preventative measure.
What are the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?:
What causes Plantar Fasciitis
Suggested Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Prevention and Care: If pain is present for more than three weeks, see a sports podiatrist. Treatments such as orthotics, foot taping, cortisone injections, night splints, and anti-inflammatories decrease symptoms significantly in about 95 percent of sufferers within six weeks.
What are the Symptoms of Shin Splints?:
What causes Shin Splints
Suggested Treatment for Shin Splints
Prevention and Care: It is also important to note that each progression must be carefully monitored as attempting to progress too soon to the next level can lead to re-injury and frustration. The severity of your shin splints, your compliance with treatment and the workload that you need to return to will ultimately determine how long your injury takes to successfully rehabilitate.
Triathlon Injury Prevention
Self-myofascial release, also known as “foam rolling,” has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Recent information, technology, and affordable products have introduced an increasing array of training and recovery methods to the average person. Watch Jessica Gumkowski how to execute a Foam Rolling Technique for Triathletes:
The most common injury a triathlete will encounter during swimming training is pain in the shoulder area. Shoulder aches can be an early sign of tendonitis. Underdeveloped shoulder muscles and/or poor swim technique can lead to tendonitis in the shoulder. If you are not sure if your swim technique is correct, you may want to locate a coach or find a Masters swim class to receive feedback on your stroke and get instruction on the proper swim technique. To combat underdeveloped shoulder muscles, try cross training with weights to develop muscles in the shoulder area.
Overtraining and improper bike fit are the most common causes of aches and pains during cycling training. An improper bike fit puts your body in a bad riding position and causes aches and pains to flare up in different parts of the body, specifically the neck, lower back, waist, knees, hips, and feet. If you are not sure about your riding position, find a reputable person to fit you to your bike. Keep in mind that as you begin to ride more, your proper riding position could change, so adjustments may be needed during the season.
Running is the highest impact of the three disciplines. There are several different injuries that can occur. You can help prevent many running injuries by following the general injury prevention guidelines and purchasing a good pair of running shoes. You should replace your running shoes often as they will wear down and lose their effectiveness. Frequency for replacing your shoes depends on the shoe construction and material and what type of runner you are. More serious runners may replace their shoes as often as every 250 miles, where as the everyday runner may replace their shoes every 600 miles. If your training volume has remained unchanged and you begin to feel new aches and pains in your foot or knee, it may be a sign that it is time to replace your running shoes.
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