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Ligaments and Tendon Injuries Explained

The two injuries are very alike, and this is what causes a confusing overlap between the two. A simple way to destining between the two is that a tendon attaches a muscle to bone whereas a ligament attaches bone to bone.

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A Guide To Calf Strains

A calf strain is an injury which occurs when the muscle at the back of the lower leg becomes damaged or inflamed due to excessive strain or force being placed on the calf muscle.

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Injury Guide

How to Treat Shin Splints

Shin splints, medically known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) if bone related and Exertional Compartment Syndrome (ECS) if muscle related is a common injury in runners, the causes are widely debated however studies suggest a combination of methods to help treat and prevent this injury. Bone related shin pain is far more common than […]

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Injury Guide

Tight Calves

Tight calf muscle symptoms tend to come on gradually and get worse while exercising (often during running). Sometime they will improve during the run, and other times only improve when the muscles cool down. This is a common problem in athletes particularly runners. The reasons for the calf muscles tightening up vary from person to […]

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Injury Guide

Compartment Syndrome

SUMMARY Causes Overuse injury common in running activities Poor biomechanics such as pronation or supination Increased activity levels Symptoms Pain and tightness at the front of the lower leg Pain when resuming activity Weakness, aching and stiffness in the area Lumps or thickness in the area of pain Treatment Rest Physiotherapy Deep Tissue Massage Posture […]

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Injury Guide

Shin Splints

SUMMARY Causes Overuse injury common in running and jumping activities Poor biomechanics Tightness in the calf muscles Poor footwear Symptoms Sudden pain in the inner part of the shin Pain when resuming activity Inability to bear weight on the injury Swelling and inflammation Aching and stiffness Treatment RICE method Anti-inflammatory medication Strengthening and stretching exercises […]

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Injury Guide

Calf Strain

What Is A Calf Strain? A calf strain is an injury that occurs when the muscle at the back of the lower leg becomes damaged or inflamed due to excessive strain or force being placed on the calf muscle. Causes Sudden large force or pressure to the calf Overuse injury common in running and jumping […]

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Health and Wellbeing

A Guide to Shin Splints

Shin splints are a pain experienced in the front of the lower leg or shin, they are common amongst runners and those who put weight on their legs during extended physical activity. It is best to avoid physical activity such as running until the injury has fully recovered.

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Health and Wellbeing

Shin Splints – Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints is a pain experienced in the front of the lower leg or shin. Shin splints are common among runners and those who put weight on their legs during extended physical activity. Shin Splints Symptoms People who are suffering from shin splints often experience acute pain down the front of […]

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