Injuries

  • Vanessa Raw: Overcome Triathlon Injuries

    4th November 2011

    Pro Triathlete Vanessa Raw tells you how to come back strong after triathlon injuries. Vanessa at the 2011 Huatulco World Cup Triathlon (Photo: Triathlon.org, Rich Cruse / ITU) I have just recovered from an injury to my foot that was…

  • The Scars Of Success

    24th May 2011

    Triathlon Plus/TriRadar columnist Steve Trew surveys the toll of triathlon on his body and finds it was all worthwhile. Add up this sum; one broken wrist, plus three stress fractures (all on the right leg), plus one broken finger, plus…

  • Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms And Causes

    12th March 2011

    How to avoid Achilles tendonitis, which causes more than 1 in 10 running injuries The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, and connects your heel bone to your two calf muscles. The tendon is crucial for walking…

  • When To Take Rest Days For Scientific Recovery

    26th January 2011

    Find out when to take rest days by tapping into your body’s optimum rest and repair times Tough training sessions are essential for improving performance, but they also break down your muscles, erode energy levels and compromise immune function. It’s…

  • Glute Exercises For Triathletes

    24th December 2010

    Glue exercises to avoid triathlon injuries with advice from physiotherapist Barry Edwards Triathlon training through the cold of winter can lead to injury unless you’re careful If you want to avoid running injuries this winter, it’s time to stop thinking…

  • Shin Splints – What They Are And How To Stop Them

    2nd October 2010

    Recover from shin splints and stop them coming back by following our preventative steps Shin splints are an injury that every runner or triathlete fears. Often triggered by many hours running on roads and repeated exposure to hard surfaces, symptoms…

  • How To Stop Saddle Sores

    15th September 2010

    Here’s how to treat saddles sores and stop them ruining your race Saddle sores are a common injury for triathletes to suffer. Spending lots of time doing hard physical exercise in an unnatural position on a small seat means that…

  • How To Avoid Dizziness After Your Swim

    1st September 2010

    Commonly known as post-swim dizziness, postural hypotension can strike unexpectedly once on dry land – here’s how to stay safe Have you ever felt disorientated when you exit open water after the swim? Well it happens to us all from…

  • Muscle Strains – What They Are And How To Prevent Them

    1st September 2010

    Avoid muscle strains with our guide to one of sport’s most common injuries Muscle strains happen when muscle tissue is overstretched as a result of becoming overloaded, at which stage a breaking point is reached and it tears (or partially…

  • Swimmer’s Ear – Symptoms And How To Stop It

    1st September 2010

    Stop otitis externa – commonly known as swimmer’s ear – to keep your ears safe in the water Swimmer’s Ear, also known as otitis externa, is inflammation of the outer ear and canal and, as the name suggests, is particularly common…