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4 Habits of Injury Free Triathletes

As Physiotherapists and Osteopaths in Cheltenham and Bayside we see many triathletes coming through the doors of the Injury Rehab Centre. Much like other endurance sports, a high proportion of triathlete injuries can be linked to overuse (80-85% in fact!). Triathletes do fairly better than pure endurance runners in injury rate, but are more prone to injury than swimmers and cyclers. As you can imagine, running has the most commonly cited association with injury followed by cycling and then swimming.

Common injuries triathletes present with include:

  • Runner’s knee. Experiencing a tender pain around or behind the kneecap is usually a sure sign of patellofemoral pain syndrome, a fancy term for runner’s knee
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Stress fracture
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Ankle sprains

Why is it happening?

  • Lack of stretching
  • Poor warm up
  • Intensive training
  • Insufficient care of muscles
  • High impact running style

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