Dr. Rajani Patil

Muscle cramps, how to avoid muscle cramps during run, running, marathon runner, marathon running

Muscle Cramps: How to Avoid Cramps during a Major Run?

Muscle cramps can derail even the most seasoned runners’ races. One of the most common reasons for failure in the marathon is suffering from muscle cramping. There can be several causes for cramps during long races. Hence, it is necessary to deal with several factors to avoid them. Key Factors to Avoid The key factors …

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STOP swearing by ‘No Pain, No Gain’: Find Out Why and How this cliched motto is harmful to your health and fitness

Do you believe in the cliché No pain No gain? This probably depends on who you have heard this say or in what context. Pain means different things to different people. When I treat patients with spine or sports injuries in the clinic, I often ask what kind of pain they have. Yes – what kind of pain- because different kinds of pain mean different things. For example…

Should I Run Backwards?

If the idea seems a little strange to you, rest assured it’s not a new one. In fact, it may be a great way to add some fun into your training especially since the benefits of running backwards are many! Running backwards! Yes, it seems rather incredulous. But it has been used in training and as a part of general fitness in Japan and Europe for quite some time now.