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photoOf all the major joints, the hip joint remains the most difficult to evaluate for most orthopedic and sports medicine clinicians.
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photoBelow my 5th metatarsal on the ball of my foot I have a callus area. If I press on it there is a lump underneath the skin. It hurts to walk barefoot sometimes and I feel it biking after 45 min.
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photoOver the last several years there has been increasing interest in, and use of, graded compression socks by athletes for training, racing, and recovery. Advertisements for these garments claim much.
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photoTightness in the calves is a common complaint amongst triathletes and runners. There are many potential causes of this problem and this article will address some treatment options.
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photoI tried to get on my bike three weeks post op, lasted ten minutes, and have been paying for it ever since. A new MRI just shows inflammation but no re-herniation. When can I start biking?
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photoMy doctor said that he doesn't see anything that would take me out of IMTX, but he also doesn't have anything that can make it better, so basically, I can train, but it is going to hurt.
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photoI've had plantar fasciitis issues for a few years now. I've been using generic plantar fasciitis insoles. I'm having some custom insoles done tomorrow. Is there anything else that will help?
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photoCan you give me any information as to why those muscles are still feeling sore and if this will affect my training long term? I'm planning on doing a full Ironman in 2016.
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photoI'm doing my third IM in a week and a half and right now my hamstrings are a mess--sore, tight, cramping too often. I'm desperate. Is there anything I haven't tried?
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photoI was running and after about half a mile in I started to feel some pain on the outside of my left foot. I was running in Vibram's on soft trail and this was not the first time I have done this.
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photoI have tarsal coalition and it is affecting both of my ankles. Ankle fusion surgery could take away some of the pain but what about my ability to walk, cycle or swim?
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photoFive years later, I'm still fighting it. Plantar fasciitis. It's back again in both feet. Running is out. I have been swimming and cycling only the last five years. How do I deal with this?
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photoTriathlon would be something to discuss further with your cardiologist, as cycling is an activity potentially associated with a high static load on the heart.
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photoVaricose veins plague an estimated 20% of our population and those who are fit and active are unfortunately not immune. These tortuous veins are early manifestations of chronic venous disease.
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photoA concussion is a complicated injury. Recovery can be several days to weeks. There are several things that you can do to minimize future or repeated risks of a concussion.
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The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was formed in 1991 to fill a void that has existed in sports medicine from its earliest beginnings. The founders most recognized and expert sports medicine specialists realized that while there are several physician organizations which support sports medicine, there has not been a forum specific for primary care non-surgical sports medicine physicians.

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