At Physiofusion we get a lot of questions regarding different conditions and problems that people are suffering from. We love answering each one personally as everyone has different needs and symptoms can vary. However, some can be answered generally and we hope that this will provide a more efficient service for our visitors.
Well done for seeking advice. There a lovely bit of research that was done pre, during and post the London Olympics that studied the injuries that were occurring and 90% of them cause wise were via ‘overtraining’.
This includes the progressive increase in training associated with ‘putting the miles in’.
My best advice here is –
1. Try to get your body ‘re-set’ ie massaged or stretched out or the niggley injuries sorted so that you are back to your baseline
2. Hydration is key! Hydration allows your body to detox from previous training so that you do not accumulate toxins associated with exercise
3. Warming up very thoroughly reduces injury prevention (stretching does not…stretching is more important post exercise to again stop toxin accumulation)
4. Try to not add more than 10% increase in exercise from 1 week to the next. When the body gets to its limits it struggles to cope with more than 10% without something going wrong
I hope this helps but if you need an assessment with a physio to review your body/injuries, a massage, orthotics for running etc feel free to call us on 01282 453 110. Liz is particularly experienced in these types of issues.