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High Risk of Overuse Injuries among Ironman-distance Triathletes

Athletes who train for Ironman-distance triathlon events are at high risk for overuse injuries, according to a new study.

Researchers, who published their results in September 2013 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, studied 174 participants in the 2011 Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The triathlon is an ironman distance, where athletes swim, […]

Yoga without Injury

Yoga offers health and fitness benefits. But, for some, the stretching and posing results in injury to the neck, shoulders, lower back or knees.

Some people are especially prone to yoga-related injuries. They include people who have severe osteoporosis, high or low blood pressure, inner ear problems, known degenerative problems and women who are […]

Are Doctors Ordering Too Many Imaging Tests for Low Back Pain?

Readers Digest Magazine reported August 17, 2011 on four over-prescribed treatments and tests. The first listed was imaging for lower-back pain. […]

Is Lower Back Disease In Your Genes?

A new study indicates there may be a genetic predisposition to lumbar disc disease. […]