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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.

Running and Lower Back Tightness

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photoI have been training for two months now and I am having problems with my lower back. As I run, my lower back gets extremely tight...to the point that I can hardly run.

Off Season Recommendations from the Doctors

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photoDon't power through your off season! Rest and take it easy. Our doctors tell you why rest is important, how long to rest, and what training and exercises you should be doing.

Achilles Tendonitis

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photoSix weeks ago I felt a tug on my achilles during a treadmill run. I had really been finding my stride the last few weeks ramping up mileage again for the running season.

Arch Pain Switching to Minimalist Shoe

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photoSo, since my beloved go-to shoe brand has changed its shoe, after reading the bruhaha about the minimalist shoe, I decided to give it a try. Now I have a foot issue with my arch area.

Elbow Bursitis from Aerobars

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photoMy elbow bursitis is still bothersome but I really want to get back on my Cervelo P2 and not have to use my road bike without aerobars. What can I do to alleviate this and prevent it from happening?

Femoral Neck Stress Fracture

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photoFemoral neck stress fractures most commonly happen to runners and soccer players who overuse their hip or suddenly increase their training intensity. The injury occurs due to repetitive stress.

Everything You Wanted to Know (and more!) on Foot Pain in Runners

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photoI will describe the more common running foot injuries and discuss contributing risk factors as well as treatments and corrections for prevention.

Clicking and Popping Hips and Pain

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photoSnapping hip syndrome is a condition described by a snapping sensation felt when the hip is flexed and extended. It is often also treated with anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.

Hip Pain in Runners

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photoThe focus of this article is on hip labral tears in runners. There are many causes and contributing factors to the development of a hip labral tear and treatment options are limited.

Ankle Pain From Swimming

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photo*The past few weeks I have had this dull, sometimes sharp pain around my ankle. It's on the front of my ankle (which is weird). I get the most pain when swimming.

Cold Water Cramps

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photoAs I was pulling my wetsuit off while standing in the water, my left calf cramped such that my foot was pointed, the muscle was rock hard, and I could not pull my foot out of point for 30 seconds.
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