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Swimming Deaths and the Triathlon

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photoTwenty of the total 25 deaths associated with triathlons as recorded by USA Triathlon occurred during the swim portion of the events. So, what’s the deal with swimming?

The Biomechanics of Overuse Injuries in Endurance Athletes

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photoDiscussions on common types of overuse injuries in endurance athletes including treatment guidelines and prevention. Injuries include swimmer's shoulder, achilles tendonitis and more.

Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome

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photoThe symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and prevention of iliotibial band syndrome caused by excessive friction of the distal portion of the iliotibial band during activities like running.

Smart Moves on the Bike

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photoProper Bicycle Fit and Treatment of Common Cycling-related Medical Problems

Triathletes Need Sleep

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photoSleep is one of your answers to keep the doctor away. But how much is enough sleep? We'll discuss the benefits of getting a proper amount of sleep and the risks of not getting enough.

Running Injuries in Triathlon

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photoThree sports medicine Doctors discuss the results of our user injury poll

A Triathlete's Guide to Cold and Flu Season

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photoSo how sick is too sick to train? The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine answers just that and many other questions.

Caffeine as an Endurance Supplement

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photoThe consensus is that caffeine does enhance performance and decreases perceived exertion in endurance exercise. There are no significant performance benefits in short, high-intensity exercise.

“Before You Exercise”- Tips for the Beginner Exerciser

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photoBefore you lace up your shoes, pump air into your bike tires, or check the fit of your swimsuit, there are some other considerations to help keep you exercising safely well into 2007 and beyond.

Barefoot Running: A doctor's opinion

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photoSports medicine doc weighs in on the pros and cons of barefoot running

Ask a B.T. Sports Doc!

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photoNew athlete injury Q&A with the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Saddle Sores

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photoWhile not the most pleasant topic, saddles sores are a common phenomenon within the cycling community. Learn what causes saddle sores and how to prevent them from occurring.

Achilles Tendinopathy: Everything You Need to Know (And More)

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photoWhat you should know about Achilles tendinopathy to prevent its occurrence and to stop it in its tracks before it stops you.

A Runner's "Calftastrophy"

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photoCalf injuries can occur from a sudden overload or from repetitive microtrauma. If not treated appropriately and promptly, an acute injury can lead to chronic pain.

Video Case Study: Iliotibial Band Syndrome ITBS

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photoIliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common running injuries due to overtraining. In this video, a sports medicine doctor diagnoses and provides a treatment plan for a patient with ITBS.
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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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