Achilles & calf strain in runners

Achilles problems are the curse of all athletes, particularly runners. They are usually the most severe of lower limb injuries and result in the most training time lost or even cessation of running. The mechanisms of injury are debatable but are usually due to excessive:

  1. Tensile loading – which is the maximum stress that the tendon/tissue can withstand while being stretched before breaking.
  1. Shearing stress –opposing forces.
  1. Hyperthermia – increase temperature in the tissue.

These are the mechanisms but more relevant to ...

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What do we know about Tennis elbow?

We commonly assess and treat people with elbow problems and more often than not these patients have been given the diagnosis of Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis). This can be from a number of sources both medical and non-medical.  Personally I think a pure ‘Tennis Elbow’ is less common than reported and I feel all elbow problems are lumped put under this umbrella term.

What we tend to find is that the source of the pain can be from a number of structures ...

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