What is Patellar Tendinopathy? Understanding Flora Duffy’s Injury
The complication that has sidelined Flora Duffy for months is common in runners and triathletes.
Swimming, biking, and running can take its toll on the body. Get expert-backed advice on injury prevention and treatment for athletes.
The complication that has sidelined Flora Duffy for months is common in runners and triathletes.
Strengthen your foot core with these simple exercises to prevent injury from your feet to your hips.
You're excited for your first race - so excited, you overdid it in training and now you're paying for it. From plantar fasciitis to swimmer's shoulder, we've got your guide to identifying and treating the most common injuries new triathletes encounter.
Cramps are the bane of every triathlete's existence. Scientists are uncovering new reasons why we cramp during races - and what can be done to relieve the discomfort.
You hear the word "activation" used a lot in training plans and by coaches. But what does it mean? Use these videos to learn how to activate your muscles for swim, bike, and run.
Move over, abs: When it comes to core strength, your hips are in control.
Ever lost feeling in your fingers during a ride, had a numb foot during a long run, or felt pain in the brow after a swim? Nerve entrapment syndromes are the culprit - and they’re really common in triathletes.
A PT's tips for running through snow and ice without upping your injury risk.
Do you just hop right into the pool and go? You could be leaving speed on the table—or worse yet, tempting injury. Use these demonstration videos to warm up the right way before a swim.
Toe yoga? Tippy twists? These exercises have weird names, but they're seriously effective at reducing shin pain in runners and triathletes.
Here’s how to identify and respect your body’s limits as you work to improve your hip mobility.
A new study looks at why side stitches happen in runners - and it has nothing to do with your fitness level or what you ate before your workout.
You’re most vulnerable to falling ill 72 hours post-race. Here’s how to avoid it.
Everyday activities can put a strain on the complex muscles in your shoulder. Give them the care they need with these stretches for tight shoulders.
If you’ve experienced burning pain in the forefoot that radiates into the toes, you may have what’s called Morton’s neuroma.
Don't do strength training for the sake of strength training. Instead, intentionally build a balanced body so you can successfully withstand the rigors of triathlon training.
From Lucy Charles-Barclay to Linsey Corbin, it seems like stress fractures are sidelining everyone this year. Learn what causes stress fractures, how to diagnose a stress fracture, and what to do if you're hit with this common bone injury.
Understanding why your neck and shoulders hurt can help you find the fix—and pain-free optimal performance.
You might not believe it, but there’s good news about being injured.
Much like changing your car’s oil allows it to perform better and last longer, these five injury prevention techniques can help reduce your risk of overuse and keep you riding smoothly.
The complication keeping Jan Frodeno from Kona is rare, can be hard to diagnose, and may require lengthy treatment.
A new review looks at the potential for genetic testing—and the challenges.
To keep back pain from derailing your training, you need to train your spine stability — and doing crunches, back extensions, or general lifting won't cut it. Learn why, and learn what exercises to do instead.
How to train your proprioception to more effectively control body movements and improve power, speed, agility, and durability.
Acute pain can usually be easily resolved by correcting a training error, while long-term pain often requires long-term care.
A new review shows a potential link between structural injuries and an athlete's personal attitudes, stressors, and relationships.
Injuries rarely happen at convenient times. Here's how to manage until you can get in to see a pro.
Get a glimpse at some of Dr. Shefali Christopher's expert Q+A in the Team Triathlete community, where she covered everything from dealing with nagging injuries to coming back stronger than ever.
"This is not a mild disease."
The simple plank can strengthen your abs to help create an effective, balanced posture—but you need to do it right.
An inflammation of the external ear canal, swimmer's ear (or otitis externa) can be painful and put a pause on swim training.
Weak hips are the culprit behind many a running injury. Avoid that fate with the best exercises for strengthening your hips.
Whether it's stress from work, home, or training (or all three), your body feels the effects.
There’s a new crop of tri-related injuries as a result of extended working from home. A top physical therapist weighs in on what he’s seeing (and how to fix it).
Muscle strains happen when you sprint and the muscle isn’t prepared for the effort expended.
Learn more about the rare movement disorder.
Low sex drive, low sperm count, and a greater rate of injury - the combo of underfueling and overtraining has major consequences for men in endurance sports.
We tapped a yoga expert to break down the best poses to strengthen and stretch each of the biggest trouble spots for swim, bike, and run.
Don't rush to return to training after a concussion! Dr. Daya Grant explains how to recover from a concussion and return to training safely.
Master these basic moves now so you can quickly move through them later as part of your run warm-up or cool-down.
Get a band and get to work. These five simple exercises will both keep you healthy and help to improve your running performance.
These moves will do more than just increase your strength - they'll help you move better, in training and beyond.
If you're getting dizzy during or after a swim, it’s important to pinpoint the underlying cause.
A new review of studies finds that common injury-prevention rules don't hold up. We asked the researcher what does cause running injuries.
Designed by one of the leading physical therapists in the U.S., the Mobo Board is a small-but-mighty tool that's well worth adding to your injury prevention arsenal.
A new three-year survey looked at half-marathon and marathon runners. The findings? More training and more preparation led to fewer injuries...
Hobbling around the house? These stretches will help relieve your discomfort (and feel good, too).
Here’s what triathletes need to know about bouncing back from injury—body and mind.
Talking about this common ailment can seem taboo, but it's important to get the answers you need.
Our calf muscles regularly get overused. It's time to treat them with care.
What to do if you experience pain in your shoulder while swimming.
How the popular cosmetic injection is helping athletes with lingering plantar fasciitis.
Your guide to “down there” drama.
Weakness in hip adductor muscles can cause knee injuries. Do these five exercises to run strong and healthy.
As a triathlete, multiple factors can put you at risk for both of these injuries.
Pain is a big part of what triathletes do, but understanding the “language of pain” is essential.
Widowmaker heart attacks—also known as LAD blockages—are rare, but life-threatening. Here's what you need to know.
Follow this advice and you'll be pain-free in 4 weeks or less!
A swollen knee should send you to the doctor—but an important question in diagnosis is when did it start swelling: right after running or later the next day?
It can be a controversial topic, but it's well worth knowing the pros and cons of maximalist shoes.
Your foam roller is a simple but invaluable tool to help keep injuries at bay—if you know how best to use it.
After tearing her calf, our writer and pro athlete Laura Siddall put three alternatives to running to the test.
It doesn't take much to make a huge impact on your swim, bike, run, and daily flexibility.
Dry needling was studied in runners post-marathon and some pain reduction was seen—but could it all be in their heads?
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Unless you're very intentionally paying attention to these elements, you're probably learning bad habits that are contributing to weak glutes.
Road rash from a cycling crash is not an especially deep injury, but it can bleed and is definitely painful.
New research suggests hot tubs, not ice baths, might be better for recovery.
Sometimes when you reawaken sleepy hamstrings, they can be a little grumpy. Our quick guide to tight hamstrings can help.
When it comes to any pain that results from swim, bike, or run training, the solution is not to suck it up. Instead, seek professional help and consider one of these unique techniques.
We examine the 10 percent rule, a popular way of increasing mileage every week. Is it really that effective?
Understanding what causes injuries is often the first step to preventing them.
What is plyometric training and how can it benefit you?
Can't run? The benefits of aqua-jogging are bigger than you might realize.
Six years ago, professional triathlete Linsey Corbin fractured her femur and it took 8 months to heal. Last year, the same injury took 8 weeks to heal. Here’s what changed.
In order to properly free up the areas where triathletes tend to be tight, a proper warm-up should entail more than just a jog.
Here's your go-to resource for treating and preventing common ailments.
Running related injuries are frustratingly common. A new study suggests foot strengthening—from the ground up—could be the answer.
Don't let the confusion over where to seek care keep your injuries from getting the attention they need.
The angle of your hip joint plays a much greater role than you might think. We look at the unheralded source of many issues that end up popping up elsewhere.
Athletes should pay attention to certain warning signs when it comes to their heart.
It's time to give your injuries PEACE and LOVE.
Try incorporating these moves into your weekly workouts.
New research shows elevated markers of heart and muscle damage after long-distance races, but what does that indicate and does it mean there could potentially be long-term issues?
Staying at home has given us an opportunity to go barefoot, thus allowing for comfort, healing, and a transformation of our feet. Here's how to capitalize on those benefits once we're back in the office.
Being intentional about mobility before and after intense workouts will not only make for better sessions, it'll help you recover faster and stay healthy.
Healthy hips are vital for running fast and preventing injury.
In this column, Dr. Jeffrey Sankoff answers your questions about immune health, COVID, and training.
There are some common mistakes athletes make when using strength training to prevent Achilles injuries.