Laura Carroll gives us the low down on managing shoulder pain for swimmers in the lead up to Saturday's big race.
If you’re a walker, walk briskly for 5 minutes to warm up then increase your intensity for 30 seconds to 1 minute, drop back to your normal walk for 2-3 minutes, then step it up again (and if you can co-ordinate it with an increase in the road/foot patch gradient) and continue this routine for the length of your walk.
Gluteal tendinopathy is characterised by pain to the side and back of the hip and buttock region (Pain in the Bum), and it may radiate down the side of the thigh. It is a problem commonly associated with late-middle aged females, and there may or may not be some associated osteo-arthritis of the hip joint.
Quite often people think they should be able to do particular activities, such as housework, gardening, home maintenance or sitting at a computer, and push themselves to do things, despite it causing significant increases in their pain. This in turn, may cause a “flare-up” for one or several days, requiring them to “lie low” and rest a lot more and avoid even more activities. This leads to frustration and gradually less and less tolerance to certain activities. This is called the “Boom and Bust” cycle. We see it very frequently!