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Ask a Physio

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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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Hello! I'm a first time messenger.
Basically, I rolled my ankle / could have sprained it in a footy (AFL) game 5 weeks ago. I didn't think much of it at the time, however I noticed that I couldn't get into a jog / run for the next 3 weeks. I have a lot of pain on the inside of the ankle, mostly on the ball bone (if that makes sense). I played a football game on the weekend that just passed, but I pulled up sore and iced at 3 Qtr time. At the moment I'm just taping heavily for games and training and putting on a compression sock when I go to sleep. Walking isn't a problem, it's just when I go to turn or push down hard on the back of my foot I feel pain.

Q: Would you be adverse to me continuing my marathon training now? I feel as though I can get through a game however when it comes to running long distance, it may cause further problems? Please let me know what I can do to manage the issue I have. Thanks!
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Anonymous 31 Jul 2015
Hi there! As I have increased the number of kilometres I have been running I have been getting more and more blisters around the medial side of my foot and under my foot just before the arch starts.What can I do get these blisters to heal quickly rather than end up with a blister in a blister. Better still what can I do to avoid getting blisters. Thanks
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montse 31 Jul 2015
Hi! I have completed a few half marathons before with minimal training but this time I am actually sticking to a strict training program which started a few months ago and have a few niggles which I was wondering if you could give some advice on. Firstly my calf muscles are constantly aching and tight, recently on a few runs they have really started to feel like they are burning for the first few kilometers and it is very painful, also my shins are constantly sore and tender to touch after running, is there some particular stretching that I can do to help this? Secondly I am getting sore in my upper inside of my left thigh (groin area) on longer runs, and it is very sore for the next few days. Thirdly I have started to get a sore lower back after long runs, think my posture may be bad. Any help and advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Anonymous 31 Jul 2015
Good morning...thanks for providing this forum. Three questions,
#1, I've been diagnosed with traumatic muscular fasciitis...what are your thoughts on a cure? I've changed shoes, etc.
#2, toe nail loss, what are your thoughts on cutting out the end of my running shoes to avoid this in the future?
#3, nipple trauma, I've tried bandaids, liquid bandage, etc....nothing seems to prevent bloody nipple...thoughts?

I appreciate your help....see you in Sydney!!!
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Anonymous 30 Jul 2015
Hi. I have a niggling hamstring from my gute nearly to the back of my knee. Do I need to see a physio or can I do some stretches at home? Thank you.
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Anonymous 30 Jul 2015
Hi - I am finding that I am experiencing ankle pain (I have come back to running post 4 weeks pregnancy and am now at 12 weeks and will be doing the marathon) and have never had this issue before. What is the likely cause and how do i manage it? additionally the pain is also in my left foot (it is on the inside and feels like it is on the bone which is located at a position of about 11 o'clock from the ankle bone). Any advice or help would be very appreciated, rosei
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Anonymous 30 Jul 2015
Hi, I keep getting a pain in the top of my foot where the extensor is, every time it starts after about 2-3km and after a while it usually goes away after 1-2 more km and a few short stretching pauses. Sometimes it doesn't and I have to stop running and walk home. Doesn't hurt at all after the run or next day. I've tried switching running shoes and also doing stretching before and after the run but it doesn't seem to change much. Any tips what I might try would be welcome.
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Anonymous 30 Jul 2015
Hi there, I am beginning to suffer from I believe piriformis syndrome.. Do you have any suggestions on exercises, stretches etc to manage it until I can rest it after the Marathon?
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Anonymous 30 Jul 2015