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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 there,

I have a good pair of running shoes and have stated training for Blackmores running festival. But after few runs, i am finding bit of muscle tension and pain in long plantar ligament, only on left foot.

Can you advise me please. Thank You

Anonymous 04 Aug 2015
Hello, I often get a pain/che/pulling in my knee when trying to increase my mileage. It only occurs in my right knee, and I have been anecdotally told that it is 'runners knee' or a tighness in my I Band. I have found that to complete a race I have just had to run through the pain, and after sometime it does ease. Do you have any suggestions on how I can prevent this? Many thanks in advance
Anonymous 03 Aug 2015
Hi, I'm recovering from an Achilles tendinitis. Almost there, but is there a way to boost the recovery in the final stages of the process? Stretching? Heat? Massage? If it helps, how could I self-massage the area to improve the recovery time? Thanks a lot in advance
oskar 03 Aug 2015
I have recently developed a strange pain in my calf about halfway up and very close to the shin bone but in the actual muscle. It hurts especially when my foot is turned at an angle to the central alignment. Weirdly though, it doesn't hurt much while I run but it hurts a lot in between runs. I have no idea what could have caused it. Hope you can help!
Anonymous 01 Aug 2015
I've increased my distance to the 20km mark and i did this fine, however two days after I start to increase my distance, my knee is hurting and I can no longer run. I feel a lot of pain under my knee, only running, I can walk just fine & can walk miles (which I've been doing) but when I run, it hurts and I cannot even manage 3ks
Anonymous 31 Jul 2015
I am 69 and a keen runner (app.50k/wk) and have soreness in both knees after I run - it is a general soreness all around the knee - it goes away after a nights sleep but has been occurring for about 12 to 18mths
Anonymous 31 Jul 2015
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!
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
montse 31 Jul 2015