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Inside Ankle Pain

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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.

Stretching - What, Where, When and How

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photoWe all seem to be brainwashed that stretching is essential. Is it?

Heel Spurs - Is it the Real Problem?

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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."

Spondylolysis and Triathlon Training

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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.

Training Fatigue - Are You Recovering Enough?

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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.

Warning Signs for Plantar Fasciitis

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photoI ended up in the ER in the middle of the night due to unbearable foot pain which they think is PF since the x-rays came back negative. I'm wondering if I missed some warning signs?

Prostate and Biking

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photoHas anyone else had a PSA (blood test for prostate cancer) test come back elevated and have it be blamed on too much time bouncing around on a bike seat?

Training With a Heart Valve

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photoIt's been seven months since my spare part list got longer with a new prolapsed mitral heart valve. How does this affect your times and training? I just want to compete for the fun and enjoyment.

Stress Fracture or Shin Splint?

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photoI have a sharp pain in my leg. I feel this throughout daily activities and while sitting at my desk as well. It has been ongoing, progressively worse, and much much more intense the past few weeks.

Back Injury During Peak Iron Distance Training

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photoI strained by lower back last week. I know that I need to rest in order for it to heal fully, but I am concerned that I am going to lose needed fitness for the race. Will this affect my performance?

Lingering Hip Pain

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photoI challenged myself to jog a mile...and I managed to conformably complete a two mile jog. However, the next day, I had a horrible tightness, pull type pain in my left hip area.

Stiff Knees

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photoI now find that after sitting for long periods of time during the day for two hours or so my knees are very stiff and weak when I then try to move them. Do I need to take better care of my knees?

Should I Get an MRI for My Stress Fracture?

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photoI think I might have a stress fracture. I'm not sure that I want to spend the money on an MRI if the result is simply to rest as the treatment sounds the same with more money in my pocket.

Shin Pain from Cycling

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photoSince this summer I have been battling shin pain in both legs. I limited the running because I assumed that was the cause.

Sharp Pain in Calf

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photoI started my journey this month to lose weight with a goal of 100 pounds and completing three sprint triathlons. My beginning weight was 321 and it is now down to 307.
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