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Member Case Study: Anti-depressants and Performance

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photoWhen dealing with athletic performance and medication usage, there are three additional questions that must be considered.

Member Case Study: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS).

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photoMy early (self) diagnosis was strained lateral ligaments, but I'm now wondering if it's an overuse injury affecting my ITB? Anyone have any experience in diagnosing this one?

Staying Motivated During Rehabilitation

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photoTry to view your injury as another athletic challenge and an opportunity for personal learning and growth. Identify the skills that help you succeed as an athlete.

Member Question: Tri-Sympathetic Family Doctor

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photoHow do I find a GP/family doctor that also understands swimming/running/biking

Member Case Study - Achilles Pain and Orthotics

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photoBeen having ankle and achilles pain. Went to sports med/therapy clinic...was given stretches to help achilles and had an appointment made for getting orthotics.

Member Case Study: It seems I have hurt the ligaments on the outside soles of both feet.

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photoThinking I was ready, I pushed myself on race day and finished in 2:09:24, which for me is a big hurrah.

Medical Pointers for Participation at International Events

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photoKnowing where the fluids are, how they will fit on your bike, how much to reach for, and when to reach for it should be understood prior to ever setting foot on the course.

Member Case Study: How does one tell the difference between a groin pull and a stress fracture in the pelvis?

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photoI'm kind of afraid to go back to running if it is a stress fracture. But if it isn't, then I don't want to under-train either. What other symptoms distinguish each of these two injuries?

Member Case Study: Return from Pregnancy, Hip Pain

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photoCould this be related to IT band problems or someone thought it might be bursitis and what should I do to treat it? Also, should I see a sports med doc or orthopedic specialist?

Healthy Bones: What do endurance athletes need to know?

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photoIf a training program increases in intensity too quickly, or does not include enough time for recovery, injury can result.

Smart Moves on the Bike

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

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.
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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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