Runner’s Knee is a common overuse injury that can hijack sports performance regardless of level. Toby Cryne examines the condition, how itֳ caused and how you can fast track your sports recovery.
Injuries are a runnerֳ worst nightmare and trying to avoid these injuries is key to successful training, however a high proportion of these problems are easily avoidable.
Usually the goalie never gets injured. It is rare for the custodian of the No. 1 shirt to hurt himself and his understudy usually spends his time watching the game and enjoying the season from the bench.
All the athletes at the London Olympics tried to make sure that they were at the peak of physical and mental fitness as they approached the games. They wanted to give themselves the best chance of winning and they had to be at the very top of their game.
We like to think that our top athletes are macrobiotic men and women. They always make sure they eat all the right food and never put any rubbish into their bodies. However, some sports stars are quite relaxed about the stuff they put in their mouths and they still win.
Probably the most incongruous sport at London 2012 is the beach volleyball competition. Whilst it seems natural for scantily clad men and women to play the sport in California and Rio it does not seem to work in Britain.
Super swimmer Rebecca Adlington has just pushed her body to the limits to grab a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle at London 2012. Hopefully in a couple of days she will add a gold medal to her collection in the 800m.
It is not a name that trips off the lips in any conversation about football but Harold Bell is a record breaker. He played an amazing 401 consecutive league games for Tranmere Rovers between 1946 and 1955.
Frank Lampard is out of the European Championships 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. He suffered a thigh strain in training and the medics could not guarantee that he could play any serious part in the tournament.
Last week I wrote about daft injuries picked up by footballers off the field. This week I thought I would broaden it out to all sports. Sportsmen are super fit and amazingly talented but they are also prone to do some stupid things on and off the field of play.