There I was happily sitting outside a coffee shop having a delightful soya hot chocolate with the other half when something caught our eye.
A male runner, roughly 33 came limping towards us. The agony was real on the man’s face, his teeth were gritting and the sweat may have been through cardiovascular exertion but due to his pace I would suggest more likely due to pain. He bent over double clutched his right thigh rubbing it furiously.
Head phones glued into his ears and as I got up to check if he was ok he started to haul himself “running” again. I would like to add that my other half has nothing to do with the world of health but his comment was such, “why did he keep trying to run he’s clearly in pain”?!
So racers of the marathon world, heroes of the OCR elite and general joggers. If you are in pain it is not normally the sign that your body would like you to continue in the same vain. Even when exercising, stop, reflect and listen to what your body is trying to tell you. If you don’t the likely hood is you will end up in my office (a charming place), but a few days pre-race, it’s not really where you want to be!
If you have any niggles do feel free to call any of the team at physio4life and if we can issue you any advice over the phone we are more than happy to help.
Call us on 0208 704 5998 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faye Burge, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist