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photoDiscussions on base training, intensity training, peaking and tapering, racing and competition and recovery and restoration.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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photoDuring training and endurance events, athletes should be careful not to ingest more fluids than necessary.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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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photoThe only time it hurt is when I stretched my left calf. I guess, "flexing" the ankle the way you do when stretching your calf is what was hurting it. The place it hurt is just fore of the ankle bone.
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photoIt is very common for athletes who have sustained previous ankle injuries would continue to struggle with ankle problems and disabilities.
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photoDifferentiating between the different causes of rotator cuff-related pain is not important initially, because primary treatment for all of them is the same.
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photoMales should be screened from their twenties onward with a fasting lipid profile to assess overall cardiovascular disease risk.
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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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