Cycling earns high marks as a low-impact sport. However, there is a potential for injuries, particularly if you’re using improper technique, an ill-fitted bike, or you push yourself to do too much, too soon.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior, competitive athlete, regular recreational exercise or simply an active individual, you know a nagging tendonitis or skin infection can halt you in your tracks. That’s where primary care sports medicine doctors step in.
Whether it’s an elbow, shoulder, hip, knee or ankle, a painful tendon is a troublesome condition that can affect just about anyone. You are probably familiar with an inflamed tendon being called tendinitis, but have you ever heard of tendinosis?
How do we know if the pain we are experiencing is normal, or if the pain is far more serious and due to an injury?
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