If we sustain an injury most of us know or have heard of the acronym RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation). We are led to believe that rest is an important component in order to help the injury heal. However, recent evidence and research now challenges the RICE phenomenon and in particular the rest element.
The question many runners or sports which involve running have is; can we run whilst we have pain? For most of the runners I see in the clinic I aim to keep them running to some degree, but there are a number of factors to consider before I can make the best decision.
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If you’ve ever googled recovery from an injury you may have come across the R.I.C.E principe. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. “Rest” implies that following an injury you should rest it and it will get better. This advice is still given by many GP’s and accidenct and emergency clinics. The trouble is, this advice does not tell us how long to rest for and what exactly does rest mean?
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As Physiotherapists we know that the most successful outcomes to recovering from injury and staying injury free are from those that buy into their self management and continue with it on a regular basis. Studies suggest that as much as 65% of patients don’t do their exercises as instructed. Don’t feel guilty read on to help you stay on track.
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My injury happened yesterday – what should I do? You may not need to see a physiotherapist initially, and by following some simple advice you will get back to doing what you love in no time.
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Exercise is important if you have osteoarthritis. In this blog read about what exercises are best for osteoarthritis and how often you should do them.
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In part 1 we examined the importance of what load management is and how this can impact the likelihood of sustaining a running related injury. Part 2 will examine different aspects of running form and their association with different running injuries. Continue reading “Runners – Part 2 The Importance Of Running Gait Analysis.”
With the Autumn marathon season just around the corner, no doubt many of you are starting to ramp up the miles. Most will be lucky enough to avoid the physiotherapists treatment couch, however, it is this time of the year physiotherapists start to see a gradual rise in running related injuries. Continue reading “Runners – How To Avoid Having to Visit The Physiotherapist – Part 1”