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How do you prevent running injuries or get on top a "niggle" fast? Ask our expert Physiotherapists.

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 Dr Brad McIntosh and his team at Sydney Physio Solutions are excited to partner with Blackmores again for the 2022 Sydney Running Festival, helping everyone get to the line in good shape! Amazingly, this is the 11th year that Brad and his team have helped out by answering your injury prevention and management questions.

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Hi there, this year recently I have been getting pain in legs, I did change my shoes a month ago and when I did the real life 10km my left foot felt pain on the sole, and recently c2s I had shin splints and made it impossible to run. I did some on line research and could be to how tight my legs are, wonder if how tight my legs are are connected to foot sole pain and shin splints
Hi Brad. I have some pain along the lateral part of my foot about midway along. I noticed it was slightly painful to weightbear on Sunday night after a longish trail run. I don’t remember any point of actual injury although did land a bit awkwardly now and again. The area looks slightly bruised but not tender on palpation. I’m icing and resting and using anti inflammatories. I’ve also been getting into the lateral side of my calf with a spiky ball as I can feel that it’s a bit tight with some knotty spots. Is there anything else I should be doing. I was planning on City2surf this weekend but don’t want to jeopardise my half. I’m 55 and post menopausal so the tendons are not quite as “bouncy” as the used to be. I would welcome any advice. I’ve been running for quite a few years. Linda
Hi Brad, I'm a first time marathon runner and in recent weeks have started to experience discomfort/minor pain in my right leg. There are two particular areas, one is the inner side of my lower leg, it's a dull pain that starts at my ankle and the pain shoots up my lower leg as my foot hits the ground when I'm running. The other area is my outer thigh, the pain shoots up the outside of my leg. The pain is sharpest as my foot hits the ground. I've tried to run slower to lessen the impact but the pain still persists. I'm not sure why this is happening and am hesitant to keep training on it in case it makes it worse or leads to an injury. Do you have any advice on what I should do?
Hi Brad, I am a budding runner and have been training for my first Marathon this September. I have done a few half in past 2-3 months. However, off late I can feel the burning sensation in the shins and the calves and when I got checked my GP said the Iron levels are way low and the CPK levels are high so I need to take a break. I do wear orthotics as I suffer from Plantar fasciitis but that has been fine for months using the orthotics and the shoes. However, I am really bad with keeping up with the stretching sessions. I have been off running for a few days now but still that burning sensation in the calves and the shins hasnt gone away completely. What can I do to a) up my iron being vegetarian and b) slowly get back into training?
Hi Brad, I fell onto a grass ground on my right knee while playing softball in April. My knee does not look swollen and there is only slight pain on palpation. I did have some issues in straightening my leg and walking on flat grounds for a few days but the range of movement of my knee is totally fine now and I still feel the pain in my right lateral part of my knee while walking stairs, especially when I walk down. I am wondering if there are some problems with my ligaments or even lateral meniscus. Are there something that I can do at this point to confirm the diagnosis or to make sure that my injury won't get more serious? Thanks in advance!
Hi Brad, I am in the middle of recovering from a grade 2 hamstring tear which has left me with alot of aching pain (almost 6 weeks out of commission with my usual running routine). I have also had a chronic groin injury that has never really gone away for almost a year. I am seeing a chiro at the moment who is working my hamstrings with dry needling and also some deep tissue massage along with strenght re hab work.. I'm just starting to run again a whooping 6km LOL. interval running 2 mins on 30 seconds brisk walk twice a week along with 1000m pool swim once a week.. What would you suggest as the best way to treat an injury that isn't really going away. Although better not totally recovering. Considering I have city to surf coming up in august and the half almost 4 weeks later. Any and all suggestions welcome. thanks so much. Maria
Hi Brad I have around the inner aspect of me left heel. I believe it’s plantar fasciitis. Would you be able to provide me with some suggestions please. It’s quite painful and has stopped me from training for nearly 3 weeks. Also, if you would be able to provide some taping or strapping techniques that would be great. Thank you Zu
Hi Brad I have pain around the inner aspect of my left heel. I believe it’s similar to plantar fasciitis. Would you be able to provide some suggestions as I am unable to run due to the pain and am missing out on training. Also, if you could guide me with some taping techniques that would be great. Thank you Zu