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I'm Emma and luckily have never been hampered by a serious injury, but I am a hypercondriac so I'm sure I'll be peppering this tribe with my worries and niggles ... speaking of which my inner calf is really hurting after recent running and cycling, any ideas what it could be? Thanks

Posted by Emma M on 20 April 2011 at 1:33 PM

I was taking a Tribesports challenge to exercise every day of the year, until three months in, I fell off my bike and broke my collarbone.  I've been told I'm not allowed to run or cycle for six weeks.  I'm looking for ways to keep fit without having to move too much!

Posted by Communicatorsilver Andrew M on 20 April 2011 at 1:41 PM

I was taking a Tribesports challenge to exercise every day of the year, until three months in, I fell off my bike and broke my collarbone.  I've been told I'm not allowed to run or cycle for six weeks.  I'm looking for ways to keep fit without having to move too much!

Hey Andrew,

What about yoga and swimming? I know those are both very low impact but also really good workouts.

Let me know what your doctor says....

Posted by Amanda L on 6 May 2011 at 3:19 PM in reply to Andrew M

What about yoga and swimming? I know those are both very low impact but also really good workouts.

Let me know what your doctor says....

Now that the bone has healed a bit more, I will definitely start swimming again.  Thanks for the tip.

Posted by Communicatorsilver Andrew M on 19 May 2011 at 3:53 PM in reply to Amanda L

I have recently returned to running after having Plantar Fasciitis which is an inflamation of the ligament in the foot, and very painful. I had to stop running altogether as continued impact can lead to a rupture. Other than seeing an expert ie Osteopath to determine why the injury occured i religously iced the foot and stretched my calves that were very tight. Instead of running i swam, rowed, did weights and cycled. this type of injury can take a long time to heal I was lucky that mine took 3 months but i still have to be very careful to avoid reoccurence. If anybody gets a pain in the heal if their foot stop running and treat it because it does not go away. This can feel like having a stone in your shoe.

Posted by Communicatorgold Kaye D on 14 June 2011 at 11:28 AM

Booooo!!!

I've had a niggling groin strain since November 2010, I put it off until Easter this year and finally saw a Dr. He was pretty useless and told me to take ibuprofen until it goes away! That was what I had been doing since November!!

So i went to see a local physio thats well known for being pretty legendary and he instantly told me I had Gilmore's Groin. Anybody else ever heard of this? Its like a hernia but isnt. Apparenlty I've torn the sheath that protects a ligament in my groin and it will just get worse and the only real cure is surgery.

They wanted me to have the surgey in June, I told them there was not a chance in hell that was going to happen as I was doing the london tri at the end of July. So i've been living off painkillers for the last few months and given up football and squash as they REALLy aggravated it. Luckily the 3 tri sports don't involve much twisting and lateral movement so i could still train and not make the injury too much worse.

Thankfully i was able to hold out and get the triathlon done. Then on my first bike ride afterwards i stood up for a hill climb and *ping* my groin just went! I can barely walk now! eughhh! Looks like its time to face the music and have the op done... 3 months of no running and then a gradual build up of rehab! Not looking forward to it! Not one bit!  : (

Posted by Communicatorbronze Alex R on 15 August 2011 at 12:11 PM

Booooo!!!

I've had a niggling groin strain since November 2010, I put it off until Easter this year and finally saw a Dr. He was pretty useless and told me to take ibuprofen until it goes away! That was what I had been doing since November!!

So i went to see a local physio thats well known for being pretty legendary and he instantly told me I had Gilmore's Groin. Anybody else ever heard of this? Its like a hernia but isnt. Apparenlty I've torn the sheath that protects a ligament in my groin and it will just get worse and the only real cure is surgery.

They wanted me to have the surgey in June, I told them there was not a chance in hell that was going to happen as I was doing the london tri at the end of July. So i've been living off painkillers for the last few months and given up football and squash as they REALLy aggravated it. Luckily the 3 tri sports don't involve much twisting and lateral movement so i could still train and not make the injury too much worse.

Thankfully i was able to hold out and get the triathlon done. Then on my first bike ride afterwards i stood up for a hill climb and *ping* my groin just went! I can barely walk now! eughhh! Looks like its time to face the music and have the op done... 3 months of no running and then a gradual build up of rehab! Not looking forward to it! Not one bit!  : (

Oh no! I have no experience of that, but gutted for you - will you be able to get the surgery done soon so you can get back asap?

Posted by Communicatorgold Steve R on 15 August 2011 at 12:18 PM in reply to Alex R

Cheers man!

The surgeon is away on a 4 week holiday at the moment (alright for some eh!) so I can't even book it in until the end of August. He operated on a certain Steve Gerrard a few months ago for the same injury so he must be pretty good!

Posted by Communicatorbronze Alex R on 16 August 2011 at 11:42 AM

I hadn't seen this tribe!  I fell off my bike yesterday and broke my wrist-didnt realise, so spent another 20 mins trying to cyce with it before deciding a stroll to the hospital was a good idea! :-D Whilst it is not something that relates to this latest injury, I discovered hydrotherapy a few years ago-referred after a knee op to stop a rather irritating and painful dislocation habit.  It is basically physiotherapy, in a swimming pool.  The water supports your body wait, so that you can go through a greater range of movement, to build up your strength without straining.  It works a treat, and is something that you can do at your local pool. Of course, I should say that using crutches poolside can be hazardous, let the lifeguard/ attendant know thatyou have a buggered leg, and don't try classing the waterslides as physio! :-) 

Posted by Communicatorsilver Jonathan H on 20 October 2011 at 8:23 PM

Hi Folks,

I'm new here on TS, but I'm going to use it to have a bit of fun and do a bit of PR! I'm a sports physio in London with a keen eye and mind for solving problem injuries that you can't seem to shake. I'm about to have a read of some the posts on this tribe and try offer some simple advice when I can.

Feel free to follow me and keep an eye on what I have to say and what I've been upto.

Over and out.

Posted by Ellis T on 11 January 2012 at 7:10 PM

I have recently returned to running after having Plantar Fasciitis which is an inflamation of the ligament in the foot, and very painful. I had to stop running altogether as continued impact can lead to a rupture. Other than seeing an expert ie Osteopath to determine why the injury occured i religously iced the foot and stretched my calves that were very tight. Instead of running i swam, rowed, did weights and cycled. this type of injury can take a long time to heal I was lucky that mine took 3 months but i still have to be very careful to avoid reoccurence. If anybody gets a pain in the heal if their foot stop running and treat it because it does not go away. This can feel like having a stone in your shoe.

3 months is a lot longer than I would expect this to take to heal.....just commenting :)

Posted by Ellis T on 11 January 2012 at 7:12 PM in reply to Kaye D

I injured my foot in August last year. It was a suspected stress fracture (I'm a runner, or was!) but I am still having pain from it now, including pain along the tendons on the bottom of the foot. Has anyone else suffered this type of injury? Should it take this long to heal?

Posted by Communicatorbronze Charly P on 19 January 2012 at 12:39 PM

Did you get an x-ray or MRI Charly?

Posted by Communicatorsilver Eoin O on 19 January 2012 at 1:39 PM

Hello. I was in denial for a while, but can now fully admit I have Runners Knee. Apparently caught at 'very early stages' however still causing big confidence drops in my training for the Paris marathon in 6 weeks. Seeing a physio to correct my running style (basically, use my right bum cheek more to strengthen my technique to align my knee) which is slowly helping. I keep having bursts of lots of pain but having to discipline myself to do lots of short runs to keep my muscles in shape - and ultimately to teach me to run properly. 14 miles tomorrow, wish me luck....

Posted by Kate O on 9 March 2012 at 9:12 AM

Hello all

We are all an unlucky bunch arent we :-)

I joined TS quite some time ago but after joining i broke my tibia and snapped my ACL and PCL (http://www.arthroscopy.com/sp05001.htm)

I have had operations and had a knee reconstruction (at 27) and slowly getting back to sports although no rugby just golf, cycling and swimming at the moment. 

Hope everyone remains positive no matter what happens and you can ge through it :-) a group like this will help too!

Posted by Communicatorbronze James L on 18 March 2012 at 8:24 PM

Any advice for recurring calf injuries (tears/tightness) out there? Missing regular pain-free running :(

Posted by Dougie A on 16 April 2012 at 9:27 PM

Any advice for recurring calf injuries (tears/tightness) out there? Missing regular pain-free running :(

 Had the same problem for two years. Ice and Ibuprofen was my best friends. I was told to stop running for six weeks to let my calves heal, Yeah right. " Fortunately" an unrelated illness knocked me off my feet for almost two months, and what do you know, my calves have been fine ever since. So for me a loong rest was the cure : )

Posted by Communicatorsilver Maria G on 24 April 2012 at 4:49 PM in reply to Dougie A

Have torn my calf skiing a couple of weeks back and all the advice (3 doctors and 2 physios) has been give it 6 to 8 weeks to heal and it will be almost as good as new, even if I feel fine before that I'm likley to tear it again if I start serious excersise sooner.

Posted by Communicatorbronze David T on 26 April 2012 at 12:09 AM

To RUN or not to run. THAT is my question.... OK, so I know I am super green to be posting on this blog but here goes- I was in great shape...8 years ago pre kids but even then I was all about yoga and the gym. I recently did the couch to 5K program and realized that I really like running and have been doing it 3x a week since then (early Feb), and every day for about 3 weeks now) Yesterday (mid day, not during my run) I started getting white hot pain in my shins. I'm concerned that it could be shin splints and am freaking out because I am registered for my first 5K this Saturday. Any advice?

Posted by Amelia P on 27 April 2012 at 3:28 AM

Howdy Fellow Injured Tribe Members,

I'm new to the site as well as this tribe. My thing is not so much an injury as a recovering from a recent surgery. I had a bone spur, or a pump bump, removed from the back of one of my heels. Recovery is almost complete and being inactive is driving me absolutely BONKERS!!!

I think the part I'm most upset about is how this ailment has taken away nigh on a decade of my fitness training simply due to misdiagnoses from every doctor I visited. ggrrr

Anyway, that's all behind me now and I can not WAIT to get back on the fitness training track.  Since I am more than a little bit of a klutz, I will be super active within this tribe as I always seem to injure something at some time or another.

Looking forward to all the great ideas and advice I've not heard from anyone or anyplace else!

Happy Healing to All!

Posted by Adrienne H on 6 May 2012 at 8:51 PM

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