Common Running Injuries (Part 1) – Runner’s Knee

Runner's Knee
Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee is the common name for Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). It is the most common running injury, accounting for roughly 20 percent of all running injuries.

The main symptom is pain below the kneecap that is general mild at first and experienced only during running . The pain becomes progressively more intense during running. At the advance stage, the pain is also felt at rest if training continues.

Runner’s Knee is  really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. However, it can last just as long as more serious breakdowns and hence frustrating.

There are several ways in which this injury can be managed. Change of shoes, Rest are common ways.

Kinesiology Taping has also emerged as a new method of managing Runner’s Knee. The process involves sticking a specially designed tapes on the knees that allows for greater blood circulation around the inured areas as well as provide additional stability to the muscle.

Mueller Kinesiology Tape
Mueller Kinesiology Tape

Mueller’s Kinesiology Tapes are highly recommended for this. Here is a short video on how to use Mueller Kinesiology tape to manage runner’s knee.

Mueller Kinesiology Tapes are now available in India on Sports365.in. Click Here.

Speedo: The World Leader in Swimwear

The Brand:

Born on Bondi Beach near Sydney, Australia in 1928, Speedo is the world’s top-selling swimwear brand. The brand’s heritage is deeply rooted in competitive swimming, as more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. Since innovation and performance are key drivers behind the brand’s success and competitive positioning, Speedo develops its new products in the brand’s top secret development facility – the Aqualab. Aided by the world’s champion athletes and coaches, Speedo’s multi-national team of researchers conducts revolutionary projects that aim to solve the challenges of the body in motion. Together, the Speedo team develops the most advanced materials and designs to allow everyone – from Olympic Gold Medalists to fitness swimmers to children learning to swim – to reach their goals with speed.

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The Science of Modern Fitness

 

You could be hitting the weights, running, cycling, yoga training, or any number of other forms of keeping fit. Whether it’s for sports or just a great set of abs, people serious about fitness today are always looking for the edge. If you’re in search of an energy-boosting diet to shed fat for good, or a new cross-training routine to shave a minute off your mile time, look to the science behind modern fitness or take some courses in fitness available in Sydney.
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Take your game to the next level with sports base layers

The base layer is designed to trap a thin layer of warm air against the body and it also works to pull sweat away from the skin, which is known as ‘wicking’. The 2 main types of fabric you can choose for a base layer are Merino wool or synthetic fabrics.

No matter what sporting activities you are involved in, ensure that your base layer is your lightest layer. You’ll be putting on at least two more articles of clothing over your base, so keeping it lightweight, snug, and stretchy will help you maintain agility and flexibility even when you’re fully layered. Continue reading “Take your game to the next level with sports base layers”

Knowledge series on Kalenji running shoes

Shoes are broadly classified into two categories:

1. Flat surface running shoes

  • Road running
  • Road running-performance
  • Training
  • Athletics/track   

2. Trail running shoes

  • Trail running
  • Trail running-performance

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