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Piriformis syndrome: the causes, diagnosis and treatment of this...

Piriformis syndrome is an irritation of the sciatic nerve caused by an inflammation of the piriformis muscle If you experience pain in the buttocks that radiates along the rear thigh, you may be suffering from piriformis syndrome. Alicia Filley explains the causes of this condition and what can be done to relieve the pain in... MORE

Knee injuries – the prevention and treatment of cartilage...

Everything you need to know about meniscus injury Knee cartilage tears are common in athletes whose sports demand running and jumping. Alicia Filley looks at research on the best ways to treat and prevent this injury and comes up with some surprising conclusions.Before we look at meniscus injury, we first need to understand its anatomy.... MORE

Back pain in cyclists: causes, treatment and prevention

Alicia Filley looks at how to keep your back in top condition, paying special attention to the demands of cycling. Studies reveal that 60% to 80% of the general population experiences low back (lumbar) pain at some point in their lifetime(1). Despite their level of fitness, athletes are no exception and even elite cyclists show... MORE

Acupuncture for sports therapy: is there any point?

What athletes should know about using acupuncture to improve sport performance Acupuncture, used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, is gaining popularity as a means of pursuing improved athletic performance. While this approach appears to offer promise, Alicia Filley explains the pros and cons of acupuncture, and why it may not be appropriate for every... MORE

Conditioning and physiology: how to train and compete in...

Why hot-weather training is a delicate balance between staying cool and hydrated while performing at a competitive level Alicia Filley explains why hot-weather training is a delicate balance between staying cool and hydrated while performing at a competitive level.When training in hot weather, it’s likely that you’ll feel more sluggish. This is because your body... MORE

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