Category Archives: injuries

Thanks Belinda

Some time ago, at daiskmeliadorn‘s suggestion,  I listened to a podcast of Professor Belinda Beck talking about bone health in athletes (and ordinary people). She suggested jumping down stairs as an ideal exercise to enhance bone density and strength. I … Continue reading

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The revenge of the bin chicken

I walk along this road every morning about 03:30. Can you see those white blobs in the upper branches of this tree? They’re ibis, known more commonly as bin-chickens for their Darwinian(!) adaptation to urban life. They’re always grouped together … Continue reading

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Belinda says ‘jump’, I ask ‘how high’?

Months ago my daughter told me how much she enjoyed listening to Brad Beer’s podcast, The Physical Performance Show.  I listened to a couple of episodes, but I guess I wasn’t sufficiently performance oriented at the time to keep it … Continue reading

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One step forwards, two steps back

Back in November 2015 I was doing a lot of running and I developed a painful condition affecting the connecting point between my left hamstrings and my pelvis: Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT). I had to stop running altogether (and even … Continue reading

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Not giving up – yet

The arthritis in my left hip joint has stopped me from doing any running for the past 4 weeks.  I have no idea why it chose October 2017 to get significantly worse. Yesterday, when I was walking to work, I … Continue reading

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The varieties of degeneration

I ran the whole 10 km distance to work on Monday. It felt OK. The knee pain I thought might be osteoarthritis, or could be coming from the medial meniscus, was under control with paracetamol and didn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Am I foolish?

Well, yes, I am foolish. No argument. But I’m wondering if I am being particularly foolish about this issue. I sustained three thoracic spine fractures last year, just due to running. A DEXA bone mineral density scan showed that my … Continue reading

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