Swimmers Shoulder can be very painful overuse injury and there are so many parts within the
shoulder that can cause an issue and it becomes very common with Triathletes as one of their
disciplines along with Cycling and Running. The pain can be local from the shoulder itself or
it may radiate up into your neck and down your arm, causing issues with your sport, your
training and your everyday life. TMS Well Being are experts with this kind of issue and with
the right treatment we can help eliminate the initial problem and help avoid the issue going
Lower Back Pain
Triathletes are susceptible to Lower Back Pain due to the involvement of the three disciplines
they do, Swimming, Cycling and Running and the intensity they place on their bodies in
general, whether it be training or competing. Swimming sometimes in cold conditions,
jumping onto a bike and Cycling for what can sometimes be hours in a position that places a
pressure on their lower back and then into a Run that is an activity that involves repetitive stress
and impact. TMS Well Being treats several Triathletes at their clinic and we see go onto see them on a
regular basis to help keep their bodies keep finely tuned and injury free, helping them to stay on top of
their training and competition.
The Gluteal Muscles comprise of three muscles which make up the buttocks: Gluteus
Maximus, Gluteus Medius and the Gluteus Minimus. An inhibited muscle means that the
muscle is not firing properly and a weak muscle indicates the muscle is firing normally, at
TMS Well Being we can perform a prone hip extension test and also help identify any
underlying issues causing the tightness in the Glutes and treat accordingly.
Tight Hamstrings whilst Cycling and Running come about generally when the Hamstrings
shorten due to the position we sit on the bike with the knees bent sometimes for hours and the
repetitive stress and impact we place on them during the transition into running after the bike
and this is a common issue with several Triathletes. Deep Tissue Massage and Stretching by
TMS Well Being of the relevant muscles will help eliminate this issue and going forward
visits to the clinic as part of their training programme will help in the future.
Tightness of Calves
Calves are made up of three muscles, Gastrocnemius, Soleus and Plantaris and common types
of issues with Triathletes are tight calves, pulled or strained calf muscles, these types of
issues can be caused by weakness in that area or perhaps fatigue, TMS Well Being we are
able to identify the issues within the muscle group and treat accordingly.
IT (Iliotibial Band) Syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of the tissues located on the outer part of thigh
and knee, it can causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee
Iliotibial band syndrome is more common in runners and cyclists. The Iliotibial band is a
thick band of tissue that begins at the iliac crest in the pelvis, runs down the outer part of the
thigh, and crosses the knee to attach into the top part of the tibia or shinbone and helps
stabilize the outside part of the knee through its range of motion.
Plantar Fasciitis is thickening of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue running underneath the
sole of the foot, the thickening can be due to recent damage or injury, or can be because of an
accumulation of smaller injuries over the years.
Plantar fasciitis can be painful and a number of factors can contribute to Plantar Fasciitis and
the symptoms include pain in the bottom of your foot, especially at the front or centre of the
heel bone, pain is usually worse when first rising in the morning.
It can be caused by taking up a new form of exercise like running and one area TMS Well
Being will look at in the very first instance is tight calves and Achilles tendons and work on
these areas which in turn should limit that pain you might be experiencing.
DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) which can generally be felt anything between 12-
48 hours after exercise or other activities, this is perhaps the most popular reasons clients visit
TMS Well Being, whether you are an athlete, someone exercising for the first time, even after
things like gardening or moving to a level you might not normally do so, DOMS can happen
to us all, with treatment from TMS Well Being which usually includes light massage to
reduce tightness while promoting blood flow and stretching, which in turn speeds recovery.