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Running injuries and sports injury prevention

The list covers common sports injuries, possible injury mechanisms and injury prevention. The articles focus on running injuries, though the principles and information are equally relevant to other sports or activities.

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Achilles tendon injuries (Achilles Tendinopathy) - a Myotherapist perspective

Achilles tendon injuries (Achilles Tendinopathy) - a Myotherapist perspective

Achilles tendon injuries are all too common in all kinds of sports, and most runners will have encountered such a problem at some point. It is easy to irritate such injuries, frequently leading to a chronic state. The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Achilles Tendinopathy treatment- a Myotherapist perspective

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Plantar fasciitis foot pain - a Myotherapists perspective

Plantar fasciitis foot pain - a Myotherapists perspective

Plantar fasciitis is another common injury. The condition is easily irritated, as most activities involve placing loads through the foot while standing or moving. Most runners are likely to have experienced plantar fasciitis symptoms at some point.The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Plantar fasciitis treatment- a Myotherapists perspective

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Runner's Knee or Rower's Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome) - a Myotherapist Perspective

Runner's Knee or Rower's Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome) - a Myotherapist Perspective

Runner's knee / Rower's knee or (Patellofemoral Syndrome) is a fairly common issue. Although some runners get relief from using patella braces, these are not truly addressing the problem's root cause. Knee symptoms frequently arise from other issues. The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Runner's Knee or Rower's Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome) treatment - a Myotherapist Perspective

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Runner's Knee (Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)) - a Myotherapists perspective

Runner's Knee (Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)) - a Myotherapists perspective

Confusingly, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is also often known as "Runners's knee". A tight ITB is often the symptom of something else, so stretching this tissue, which is not a muscle makes little sense. The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Runner's Knee (Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)) treatment - a Myotherapists perspective

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Shin splints pain - a Myotherapists perspective

Shin splints pain - a Myotherapists perspective

Shin splints can prove particularly painful, though other more concerning conditions may have similar symptoms. Although some runners will try to push through the pain of shin splints, a point will occur where this is not possible and not advisable in the first place. The full article covers possible causes, symptoms and treatment options. Shin splints treatment - a Myotherapists perspective

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Sports injury prevention, by understanding injury mechanisms - a Myotherapists perspective

Sports injury prevention, by understanding injury mechanisms - a Myotherapists perspective

Having an understanding of injury mechanisms can prove extremely useful in preventing injuries. The following article builds more depth on the basic injury prevention article. Sports injury prevention, by understanding injury mechanisms - a Myotherapists perspective

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Basic running/sports injury prevention strategies - a Myotherapists perspective

Basic running/sports injury prevention strategies - a Myotherapists perspective

The basic running/sports injury prevention article covers some of the factors that can lead to injury and some strategies for injury prevention. There is a more detailed article that covers injury mechanisms in more depth. Basic running/sports injury prevention strategies - a Myotherapists perspective

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Proprioceptive ankle rehabilitation and treatment post injury - a Myotherapists perspective

Proprioceptive ankle rehabilitation and treatment post injury - a Myotherapists perspective

Proprioceptive ankle rehabilitation after an injury is time and effort well spent in terms of injury prevention. The process involves patience and dedication, and one should see a professional before embarking on any form of self-treatment or rehabilitation work. Proprioceptive ankle rehabilitation and treatment post injury - a Myotherapists perspective