Muscles and tendons

For endurance athletes in training, injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments of bones can throw a major spanner in the works. In this section, you’ll find out how to prevent common injuries by building resilience, how to recover faster from an injury already sustained, and how to prevent previous injuries from recurring.

Why are female athletes so susceptible to knee injury?

in Muscles and tendons

Girls and women are much more at risk of serious knee injuries than their male counterparts But research has shown that strength training has an astonishingly protective effect. Owen Anderson describes the curious vulnerability of the female knee.It’s sad but true: female athletes who take part in sports involving jumping and ‘cutting’ (football, basketball, volleyball,... MORE

How runners can prevent and treat plantar fasciitis

in Muscles and tendons

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the fascia on the bottom of the foot- but how do you get rid of it? Cases of plantar fasciitis can linger for months at a time, with pain increasing and decreasing in an unpredictable pattern. Often, plantar fasciitis discomfort may nearly disappear for several weeks, only to re-emerge... MORE

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