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How do you prevent running injuries? Ask our expert Physiotherapists.

Got a question for Brad and the team at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions? Ask them in the comments section below!

Dr Brad McIntosh and the team at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions have partnered with Blackmores again for the 2018 Sydney Running Festival.  This is the 8th year that Brad and his team of experienced running Physiotherapists have helped out by answering your injury prevention and management questions.

Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions is a group of leading Physiotherapy clinics, based in the Sydney CBD and Chatswood.


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Hi Brad I have a two part question. Firstly last night while running i felt soreness is my front inner groin which is twice as sore today. When i try lift my leg off the ground i can feel pain in the groin. How long should i allow rest before thinking of running again? Secondly i have been diagnosed with an impinged tendon in my shoulder which just recently has become more frequent with pain on a regular basis. Will certain exercises or stretches help improve the issue or is it some thing i have to live with? Paul
Paul
Paul 09 Oct 2018
Yesterday was my 6th half, this year and in total. Around the 17km mark, my right knee niggled. I've never previously had pain in this knee.
Today, it's unbearable to bend. The pain is on the outside/right side. Weight bearing is fine, but bending is awful - even worse is reopening after bending. It's slowly been getting better as the day progresses. My GP has recommended a zimner splint but I am unsure whether immobilizing it is the right idea.
Would love your thoughts :)
Madeline
Madeline 17 Sep 2018
Last year was my second Blackmores half-marathon. I had to quit around at 11k with bad hip pain. Since then, a lot of my runs (including this year's City2Surf) have ended with me limping the last few km because of pain. My last long run yesterday ended just at 7k. I'd like to finish this year, and get treated for bursitis properly, but how can I get through this half-marathon in 2 weeks?
Shreyasi
Shreyasi 04 Sep 2018
Hi Brad
I've developed a strain to the back of my right knee after long distance running 25k plus about 6 weeks ago. I think it might be hamstring tendinitis.
It seized up after my latest run at the weekend after I stopped in a shop for water, I was at the 26km mark. I'm planning to run Blackmore marathon so was looking for some advice for strain. Thanks

Diarmaid
Diarmaid
Diarmaid 28 Aug 2018
Hi Brad,

I've been loving training for the upcoming marathon and am super excited to have completed my longest long run yesterday - 36km. I'm a little bit worried though as I ran a lot of yesterday with pain in my lower right leg near my ankle. I am thinking its my Achilles. It's not super sore but definitely uncomfortable to run on now. What do you recommend for the next 3 weeks leading up to race day? I'm icing it as we speak...

Thanks in advance,
Margaret
Margaret
Margaret 27 Aug 2018
Hi Brad,

I am currently trying to manage recurring ITB syndrome.
Symptoms first started in June, when I began training for the � Marathon ( I have now changed to the 10KM run due to injury). I sought physio advice and backed off on running to help assist the ITB. The past couple of weeks I have slowly picked up my intensity & training and after a great couple of weeks of feeling good, I managed a fast run on the weekend and felt great.
BUT, 3km into a run on Tuesday, my ITB symptoms returned and I had to stop my run and walk. In the lead up to the recent ITB symptoms, I was averaging between 20-30KM per week.

Looking for some advice on how manage ITB syndrome and avoid the recurring symptoms.

Thanks,
Kelly
Kelly
Kelly 23 Aug 2018
Hi There,

I am currently trying to manage recurring ITB syndrome.
Symptoms first started in June, when I began training for the � Marathon ( I have now changed to the 10KM run due to injury). I sought physio advice and backed off on running to help assist the ITB. The past couple of weeks I have slowly picked up my intensity & training, after a great couple of weeks of feeling good, I managed a fast run on the weekend and felt great. 3km into a run on Tuesday, my ITB symptoms returned and I had to stop my run and walk. In the lead up to the recent ITB symptoms, I was averaging between 20-30KM per week.

Looking for some advice on how manage ITB syndrome and avoid the recurring symptoms.

Thanks,
Kelly
Kelly
Kelly 23 Aug 2018
Hi Brad,
I run between 35-40km a week (5-10km runs). Recently I developed a pain in my right knee, it feels like it is in just under the knee cap on the right hand side of the knee. The pain usually occurs when the leg is elevated and bent, so usually on the downwards motion of returning the foot to the ground. Not sure if it is from relatively new shoes or cold morning runs (I did warm up and wear rights). It is starting to feel better, but what are the best exercises to rehab it, prevent it from reoccuring and keeping my body balanced during a run?
Thanks!
Russell
Russell 07 Aug 2018