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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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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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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