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What are common injuries among triathletes?

Gautam P. Yagnik, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Triathletes can suffer injuries from the compound effect of adding too much training without proper care and guidance. Overuse injuries are common among triathletes preparing for competition. Studies have shown that the most prevalent sites of overuse problems are the knees, lower legs and lower back. Running and cycling are more likely to cause injuries. But even adding swimming, and overdoing it, can cause rotator cuff tendonitis or shoulder pain.

Proper preparation, stretching, hydration, periods of rest and other precautions should be taken to avoid overuse injuries.

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