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Calf conditioning exercises by Barry Sigrist

Following on from the popularity of his first blog on hamstring strengthening, Rehab Specialist Barry Sigrist is back with a blog chocked full of great exercises! Today he’s talking calf conditioning… You can follow Barry on Twitter via @BarrySigrist. Be sure to check out his Youtube channel and website bfitter.com. Tom’s been very kind and […]

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Calf tears – swelling and DVT

Following our article on managing acute calf tears we've had a lot of questions on swelling and risk of DVT. So I thought I'd clarify a few issues surrounding this with help from 2 excellent physios who have lots of experience of calf injuries through their time working in A & E – Richard Norris […]

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Building strength to prevent calf pain when running

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. The words 'calf pain when running' are the most searched for term that leads people to RunningPhysio. The calf is a common problem area for runners and can persist despite calf conditioning work. Our previous articles on this cover calf […]

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Calf strengthening for runners

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Our recent posts on calf tears and calf pain when running have highlighted the importance of improving calf strength. Persistent calf pain can be caused by muscles fatiguing when running due to underlying weakness. So we’ve put together a short […]

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Calf pain when running

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Calf pain after an injury is expected but runners often complain of calf soreness with no history of trauma to the area. In these cases, like many in running, the key is identifying the cause and rectifying it. Non-traumatic calf […]

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Managing acute calf tears

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Calf pain in runners is quite common and can become a persistent nuisance. Fortunately it usually responds well to treatment and there are a lot of simple exercises you can do to help it recover. This is the first of […]

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