Author Archive | Tom Goom

Sub-acute injury management

A lot of guidelines exist for management of acute injury. Most people will have heard of RICE, PRICE or, more recently POLICE. But what do you do when the acute phase ends? Continue with the ice? Stick your running shoes on and hit the road? This blog is to help you manage the next part, […]

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Shin Pain – Part 3 Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

So we’ve covered bony pain and compartment syndrome next up is tendinopathy. The most likely to cause shin pain is Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy, often termed Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction so we’ll call it PTTD for short. There is also Peroneal Tendinopathy, it’s much less common so I might cover it in a later blog if […]

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Adventures with running injuries…a bit of fun!

A little later… At the hospital….   Trying to convince his wife he’s ok to run again after special “leg fixy” surgery…   I hope no one find this series offensive, feel free to comment if you do! It’s not poking fun at people with genuine injuries but at us runners and our desperation to […]

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Acute injury management – Woop Woop! That’s the sound of da POLICE!?

When it comes to managing an acute injury many of you will have heard of RICE and some will have seen it progress to PRICE. For those that missed it, it stands for Protect Rest Ice Compression Elevation. But a recent study by Bleakley, Glasgow and MacAuley 2012 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine […]

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Top 10 tips on managing running injuries

It’s odd really it’s taken me around 8 posts before I got round to a general advice article. The reason for that is that there are so many out there. I wanted some specific stuff first. That said, a lot of people may benefit from some more general advice…so here goes…in no particular order Train […]

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Assessment and rehab of movement control and balance

I’ve mentioned movement control and balance in most of my blogs on injury management. It’s one of what I think of as the Big Three; Movement control, range of movement and strength. If you have all three you’re onto a winner and less likely to struggle with injury. It’s also likely to improve your running […]

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