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Do Elite Distance Runners Stretch
Muscle wasting after "diagnostic" epidural steroid injecton that turned out to be not diagnostic in 23 year old elite collegiate long distance runner?
Toenail injury possible from up-tempo distance running..Any good stretches i can do to treat this?
Toenail: This may be caused by something called hallux extensus . There is no stretch for an overactive tendon. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more
I am experiencing a deep pain in my left quad while running & working out. Long distances and deep bends/stretches increase the pain. There is weakness too. Can't figure out what it is. Any ideas?
Connective/muscular: Two possibilities; muscle tear, strained tendon. Pain near a joint more likely connective. Anti-inflammatories or otc pain relievers may be useful, reduced activity likely more effective. Also, onset (fast/slow) may also suggest muscle or connective respectively. If pain in calf when toes extended upwards, a more serious condition may be present. Good color and warmth in toes also good sign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i walk even short distances my calves get tight and painful as if theyre cramping, stretching doesn't help and i don't wear heels?
Plantar fasciatis: There are several problems runners can develop from blisters to fractures. ...Read more
Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more
I am 24 year old female distance runner (5'5' 125lbs). Best peak flow has been 350. Is that normal?
I am a runner and am concernrd about stretching to avoid injury . What is the best and ideal way for stretching. If you have sites for best stretching . Thank you.?
Before and After: It is extremely important that you stretch before and after running. Concentrate on stretching the legs and lower back and put more time in stretching the back of your thighs and legs since the hamstrings and calf muscles are commonly injured after prolonged running. If running in cold weather, dress appropriately to keep your body worm. Sorry, not enough space to give details, refer to web md. ...Read more
Endurance athletes: Endurance athletes burn a lot of calories and build lean muscle. ...Read more
Yes & get evaluated: Healthy distance training should not cause persistent knee pain. Stopping running is a temporary fix-symptoms likely to recur if you do not address the underlying issue. See a sports med doc: treatment should be active recovery that involves safe cross-training & physical therapy/rehab to address underlying strength/endurance/flexibility/core deficits, gradual return to running when pain free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only : If you stretch incorrectly and go beyond your limits for your present flexibility. If you stretch slowly, deliberatly, with correct technique and with no bouncing, stretching is one of the best exercises you can do even into you old age. Look at many martial arts masters- they are almost as flexible in their 80's as in their 30's. ...Read more
Several : Some of the best ways to stretch your back may not involve your back. Hamstring and quad muscles attach in a way that if they are tight, they can pull on your back. So do hamstring and quad stretches. Extending your back, by lying on your belly and using your arms stretching up and back, is also helpful for certain back conditions (look up mckenzie exercises). ...Read more
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