A ruptured Achilles may pass by unrecognised, or may be mislabelled as partially torn. Can we totally rely on the squeeze test to catch them all?
5 Running niggles not to ignore. 1. Iliotibial (IT) band pain. Why should we worry about IT band pain? Mainly because foam rollering is rarely enough! Lots of runners really get into a pickle if they push on hard with an IT band problem. Putting up with a relentlessly predictable pain which comes on every time you reach six [...]
In medicine, we're sometimes guilty of over-treating mconditions. We may feel pressured to dole out prescriptions for self-limiting conditions, and we may be accused of pronouncing too readily that a patient has a popular or fashionable diagnosis, (Gilmore's groin and Piriformis syndrome spring to mind). I feel strongly, however, that we undertreat ankle injuries, and [...]