posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 12:19 PM
Just to clarify - if you stepped up your workout and now something specific is sore, that is, by definition, an over-use injury.
Sure you can do therapy and take supplements to reduce it, but it won't correct it.
Depending on the severity, if you are unwilling to rest the the body part, then there's a variety of things, including cortisone injections,
anti-oxidant supplements and dietary alterations.
Thing is, the definition of a successful 'treatment' is that it works.
So what I'd want to see is your diet, your rest periods, your specific workout, how quickly you ramped it up, and then I'd want some motion capture
of your activity to see if there was a specific problem.
It could be an equipment problem and not a 'body' misalignment. If you're cycling and you have one foot misaligned a little and the pedal is not
adjusted, since you are doing thousands and hundreds of thousands of repetitions, then a small thing can become major. Likewise a small adjustment
(shims under your cycling shoe) can fix it.
Also, a misaligned gait is not always attributable to a foot problem. Could be a hip or a knee problem, leading to a malformed foostrike and then this
could cause additional problems in a foot or another joint due to compensation.
Hope this makes sense.