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Spare a thought for the Comrades suffering from aches and pains

1 June 2015 11:51 AM

Marc Lewis and Dr Zac van Heerden look at this week's sport injuries and those who are getting back to where they left off.

Comrades, we sympathise with you:

Post the ultimate race for humanity, Comrades Marathon yesterday, where just over 22,000 participants tool to racing 'up' from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, covering a distance of more than 87 kilometres; we can only imagine the kind of stiffness comrades must be feeling - albeit post the victory of crossing the finish line.

Some tips from Exercise Physiologist Dr Van Heerden to minimise injury:

· No beer post the race- it apparently makes muscles swell, delaying the recovery

· Take an ice bath post the race

· Take some paracetamol or other pain killer

· No stretching or strengthening until Friday or Saturday

· Eat properly beforehand

Photo: comrades.runnersworld.co.za

Tennis injuries update:

Novak Djokovic seems to be suffering from a hip injury, while Rafael Nadal is getting back into the thick of things - post his wrist and abdominal surgery. Halfway through the tournament, we can only hope that we don't see more injuries creeping in.

Listen to Marc Lewis and Dr Van Heerden's sports injury update list:


1 June 2015 11:51 AM

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