Doc Talk #64 – Sports injuries

 

 

In this show we talked about common injuries, especially seen among those who start physical activity or restart physical activity after a prolonged break.

We talked about overuse injuries, tennis/golfer’s elbow, tendonitis, Achilles tendon problems and plantar fasciitis.

How to minimize your risk of injury?

  • Vary your routine
  • Warm up
  • Avoid static stretching, be very careful about stretching in general – dynamic stretches are much better for you: here is a link to some dynamic stretches for running
  • Get the right kit (such as appropriate sneakers for running), ideally go a specialist running store such as Running Room
  • Start small and set yourself a number of achievable small goals
  • Use a run-walk program such as Couch to 5k
  • Build your volume slowly, by no more than 10% a week

 

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