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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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photoHow does a stress reaction differ from a stress fracture? This article goes into the diagnosis and treatments of both.
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photoDo you find your hip hurting after running or after running a long race? This article provides diagnosis and treatment for greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
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photoAny athlete who is facing the potential for an ACL repair surgery should ask himself or herself what they are hoping to do in the future.
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photoI am about to begin a six month course of chemo. I am bound and determined to continue full steam ahead with training for next year's roster of events. Can I train under these conditions?
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photoI have now been one month without testosterone and I think that has been the cause of muscle soreness, slow recovery after a good workout, cramps, mild muscle pulls, etc.
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photoI am constantly tinkering with my bike setup but in the morning, my fingertips can just barely touch my kneecaps upon bending forward. Should I stretch my hamstrings?
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photoIn order to set yourself up for the best chance for a safe return to triathlon you should adhere to all your surgeon and physical therapist’s recommendations. Direct your energy into each rehab goal.
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photoPain on the inside of the ankle is a frustrating issue to deal with, here are many structures present on the inside of the ankle, which can also make the diagnosis difficult for health care providers.
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photoWe all seem to be brainwashed that stretching is essential. Is it?
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photoThere has been some level of debate suggesting that a heel spur may not cause pain directly, but rather “be an indication of other associated conditions."
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photoSpondylolysis is often misconceived as having serious and debilitating outcomes, when in reality it is typically well tolerated by many individuals.
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photoDo you find that your heart-rate drops and your breathing gets labored during a workout? This may be a sign of overtraining, undernutrition or even heart disease.
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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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