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Member Case Study: Preventing Degenerative Processes in the Spine due to Running/Biking

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photoIs there any current literature or recommendations on this subject, and when do you know it's time to stop activities like running before the damage is done or worsened?

Member Case Study: Sprained/Strained SI Joint

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photoYesterday I was a little sore, and today, whenever I bend over to pick something up, standing up again hurts badly. Have I done some sort of permanent damage? What can I do to rehab this area?

Stretching - Bogus Necessity or Key to Success?

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photoA general stretching program should be an essential component of every endurance athlete’s warm-up prior to training or competition.

Iliopsoas Bursitis - Member Case Study

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photoIt is getting better, but I don't know if I should stop running completely until it is gone for good, or if some running is OK. I want it to heal as fast as possible.

The Secrets of Training Part II – Stages of Training

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photoDiscussions on base training, intensity training, peaking and tapering, racing and competition and recovery and restoration.

Fevers During Training - Member Case Study

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photoCould these fevers be related to my training and increased fatigue? Is there anything I can do to help prevent future occurrences? Or could it just be allergies combined with increased fatigue?

Plantar Fasciitis: Ouch! Pain at it's Worst First Thing in the Morning. - Member Case Study

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photoI have bone spurs in my left heel. It's painful first thing in the morning. Sometimes my heel will bother me running, or on the bike. I feel as if the heel is holding me back.

Orthotics and Flat Feet - Member Case Study

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photoMy right foot is killing me (flat feet, wearing orthotics). I can no longer run on it and am forced to walk. After walking 10k, my foot felt like it was squeezed really hard.

To Drink Or Not To Drink? - New Study Questions Hydration Mantra

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photoDuring training and endurance events, athletes should be careful not to ingest more fluids than necessary.

Broken Ankle - Member Case Study

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photoIt sounds like your ankle has seen plenty of mileage and, by the description of your surgeon’s plan, that you have damage to the articular cartilage that caps your talus bone.

Training in Spring Requires Preparation - Beating the Effects of Fluctuating Mercury

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photoTraining in the cold can be effective and fun with some planning. Overall, prepare for the environment, stay hydrated and dry, listen to your body and have a great safe cold weather outing.

Shoulder Impingement Since I Began Swimming! - Member Case Study

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photoOften I also see an imbalance in the front muscles of the shoulder, such as the pectoralis, and the back muscles, such as the rotator cuff and shoulder blade stabilizers. I would recommend:

Metatarsalgia - Soreness at the Bottom of the Foot - Member Case Study

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photoMetatarsalgia simply means “painful metatarsal” without defining the cause of the pain. Metatarsalgia most commonly causes pain at the second metatarsal head.

Baker's Cyst on Knee - Member Case Study

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photoWell I have had a knee issue and it seems to be acting up again, Nobody has really been able to tell me what it is other then a Baker’s cyst.

Research on the Physical Benefits of Stretching

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photoIs there any empirical evidence indicating that there are physical benefits to be derived from stretching? If so, what are the benefits?
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