Sports Injuries

From alternative health care options for athletes to insider secrets for dealing with sports injuries common to runners, cyclists, and swimmers, these tips will help you deal with your aches and pains along the way.

If you run a lot, especially over long distances, then you're likely to experience running injuries at some point. Prevent overuse injuries with these tips.

A study just came out which states that triathlons pose twice the risk of sudden death as marathons do. Here's how to reduce your triathlon risk, especially when swimming -- which is commonly viewed as the most dangerous aspect of the sport.

When it comes to anti-inflammatory and pain relief products for an athlete's aches, pains, muscle strains and pulls, NSAIDs are not the only game in town. I want to encourage you to explore natural alternatives like essential oils. Here's why I use them.

I'm not an anti-medical establishment guy, but it was a little worrisome to discover the following trends in conventional healthcare...

Following are some of the most common triathlete injuries and how to treat them...

If you have a recent sport injury, you're probably wondering how this is going to affect your training. Each triathlete and each injury is unique. Returning too soon can increase your risk of re-injury or developing a chronic problem that will lead to a longer recovery. Waiting too long can lead to unnecessary de-conditioning.

Between 2 and 6 million Americans suffer serious back pain every year. At some point in their lives, 4 out of 5 adults will suffer a pain severe enough to warrant medical care. In one study of Ironman triathletes, 91% had suffered at least one soft-tissue overuse injury during the previous year's training. Spine injuries were most common, with 72% of the triathletes reporting lower back pain.

Are you a triathlete using NSAIDs for pain relief? Are you sure you want to do that? Here's what you need to know about the risks associated with taking NSAIDs like Advil, ibuprofen,

Though muscle cramps can come during the swim or bike portion, they are more common during the run since a person is more susceptible to fatigue or dehydration nearing the latter states of a triathlon. Here's why you get muscle cramps, plus what you can do to prevent them, and ultimately treat them.