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Injuries are nearly inevitable in endurance sports. Whether caused by overuse, strength imbalances, or crashes and falls, a proper understanding of the injury, the best treatment options, and the timeline to return to full strength can help manage expectations during what can be challenging times.

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FT269 with Dr. Julie Emmerman and Dr. Andy Pruitt

Getting Through Serious Injury

All athletes fear the injury that takes years to recover from or permanently changes their lives. We talk with several experts on how to manage serious injury and find yourself again.

Male Saddle Diseases Andy Pruitt

Saddle Sores and Other Male “Saddle Diseases”

Saddle sores, numbness, and erectile dysfunction are just a few of the issues that can hamper male cyclists. Dr. Andy Pruitt details how to avoid these and other cycling saddle problems.

the knee is the victim with Dr. Andy Pruitt

The Knee Is the Victim

Because the knee is caught between the hip and the foot, it often bears the brunt of biomechanical pedaling forces, which leads to injuries. Dr. Andy Pruitt explains why.

Saddle Sores and Chamois Construction

Battling Saddle Sores with Don Powell

When you sit on a bike saddle, that’s a lot of weight on a very small surface area, the weight of the torso, the way the helmet, the weight of the upper body, the arms, it’s all focused into this relatively small point, and then we’re going to add friction, and that’s generated by the movement of the legs, where the motion of pedaling becomes focused into a very small area.