Physio Q&A with Parys 30 March 2022

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Topics Covered (time in video in brackets):

  • I have a pain on the inside of my shin that went red and inflamed after a run (00:00:30)
  • I have a quad niggle from doing too much, how can I get back to running without making it worse? (00:11:30)
  • I have a dull ache around my knee cap when running (00:17:20)
  • I overpronate when I run and it makes the inside of my big toes hurt (00:30:00)
  • I have a long term hamstring injury where it inserts to my glute and travels down my hamstring what could this be? (00:36:05)
  • I am having issues with quad dominance and my hip flexors being very tight (00:45:00)
  • Do you think massage guns are a decent substitute if you can’t get regular sports massages, how often would she recommend that we use them, any risks eg injury if you use them wrong etc? (00:51:05)
  • I seem to be unable to run pain free unless my knees are taped up with physio tape, this doesn't bother me too much. Is there anything I can do/should be doing to strengthen them to prevent injury? (00:55:30)
  • When I trained for the London Marathon in 2020 I started getting soreness on long runs in a very specific left upper back area. I saw a physio a few times who suggested it might be a tight "Rhomboid Minor". Any thoughts or exercise suggestions? (00:57:20)
  • I have a sore ITB after about 5 miles of easy running. I know I can keep running (rather than completely resting), but what’s the best way to get rid of it? (00:59:50)
  • Since I started running I cannot fully push my left knee back. It seems strange that I can still fully extend my right knee back but not my left. Is there anything I can do to rectify this? (1:02:00)
  • I've started to get some pain in my left knee which is quite uncomfortable on hills or stairs, but not massively painful. It's slightly worse after 17 miles on trails at the weekend. Is there anything I can do to minimise discomfort and make sure I get to the starting line in 5 weeks? (1:03:50)