The shoulder is the the most unstable joint in the body and comprises by 3 main parts the glenoid, the humerus and the scapula (shoulder blade). The shoulder joint is stabilised by several structures; ligaments, capsule and the tendons of the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles, SUPRAPINATUS, INFRASPINATUS, TERES MINOR and SUBSCAPULARIS. These muscles work together to rotate the arm inwards and outwards and also work to take the arm away from the body to the side. These muscles can be injured in several ways with repetitive movements, trauma, muscular imbalance or adaptive postures.
In anatomy, the scapula (plural scapulae or scapulas)
Calf injuries are very common in running and are arguably the most frequent injury. As well as our normal running training, we walk a lot during the day and wear heels/ unsupported footwear which cause increased load in our calves. The extra load on the calf can lead to tightness or a calf tear. A calf tear can have you out of training for anything from 2-12 weeks depending on the type of tear you have.
Follow the simple tips below to prevent yourself from this injury.