Triathlons are very testing on your body and due to the three disciplines involved, swimming, running and cycling, triathletes are vulnerable to a full spectrum of sports injuries. Injuries usually occur due to overuse or overtraining causing fatigue, improper technique, and repetitive stress on the mechanics of the body muscles, joints, tendons and surrounding tissues. Other causes of injuries can be poorly fitted equipment, traumas/accidents or poor warm up/cool down technique.
What do you feel?
Usually function begins to deteriorate in the form of weakness, fatigue, awkwardness of motion before other symptoms like pain, swelling, pins and needles, numbness present when the body struggles to perform efficiently. The most common sights for pain are in the back, neck, hips, arms, and knees and various muscles throughout the body. Ignoring the loss of function, pain and inflammation and continuing to train will lead to tissue damage and disruption of the tendon, muscle or bone. It is better to get an injury seen to before it result in weeks or months away from your triathlon training and competition.
What to do?
The practitioners at Chidi Lynn Proactive have helped many athletes with injuries such as recurring calf strain to optimising performance. It’s not only about speeding up the recovery process, but improving your performance allowing you to achieve your Personal Best at events and in training and educating on how best to avoid further injury.
If your body is not performing how you would like, it is worth having a consult with us to establish the cause. If your pain is beyond our scope of practice, you will be referred and advised accordingly for the appropriate therapy/investigations.
If it is within our scope, we can work with you to help restore your body to its natural mechanics and relieve the tightness enabling the body to self-heal and regulate; as well as discuss the best way to prevent re-occurrence.
What would it be like to be pain free, functioning and enjoying ‘normal’ again?
Call now and get checked on 01732 897550