Shin pain, shin splints and stress fractures

Shin pain often gets described as the dreaded “Shin Splints”, the bane of many runners and an ongoing topic of discussion on the RW forums. The thing is shin splints isn’t really a diagnosis, it’s a collection of as much as 31 different potential diagnoses! Research from the College of Podiatry has highlighted that many […]

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Brighton Marathon 2012

Firstly, a huge thanks to all the fantastic people that came out and supported me and all the runners, Amie, Andy, Jo, Mike, Dane, Gary, FMG (future Mrs Goom), Lucille, my lovely parents, Jade, Pat, Paul, Lizzy and James. And now my marathon story…. 6am my alarm woke me up. Boo I thought! It's a […]

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. The Achilles Tendon is a common sore spot for runners and can be a difficult area to treat. Here we’ll look at common diagnoses, causes and treatments. What is a Tendinopathy? Tendinopathies are not limited just to the Achilles. They […]

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To run or not to run…that is the question

Sometimes you don the running gear and you feel a bit like a Lycra clad super hero, cruising the streets at high speed fighting evil while trying not to knock over a pensioner! Other times you just feel more like the pensioner. Things hurt. The legs are heavy and tired and you’re carrying a niggle […]

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ITBS

ITB. ITBS. ITBFS. Runner’s Knee. Call it what you want, issues with the Iliotibial Band can be a bugger to treat. A quick search on the Runner’s World Forum shows over 3500 posts on the ITB. With so many people encountering this problem I thought it was the ideal place to start when creating a […]

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