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Plantar fasciitis

Teri BurgessThis article covers Plantar Fasciitis and is provided by Teri Burgess, resident Physiotherapist, from time-to-run Cape Town

Plantar Fasciitis Definition and Treatment

Definition: An inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot which runs from the heel to the base of the toes. When placed under too much stress, the plantar fascia stretches too far and tears, [Read more…]

The best predictors of injury

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If you’re a runner, the link between training quantity and injury means that total training mileage is an excellent indicator of your injury risk. The more km you accrue per week, the higher your chances of damage. One recent investigation found a marked upswing in injury risk above about 65 km of running per week. [Read more…]

The Comeback from Injury

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Never mind the physical pain of the injury, the psychic pain of not being able to run can sometimes be even worse. Force yourself to tough it out. It’s very important to come back slowly from an injury, and you shouldn’t rush the process. Cut way back on running – or eliminate it entirely – until you recover from your injury. [Read more…]

Injury prevention tips

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9 handy tips to assist in injury prevention:

( 1 ) Avoid training when you are tired. Tired muscles provide inadequate support for tendons, ligaments, and bones, increasing the risk of strains, sprains, and stress fractures. [Read more…]