The next step run during the ITU World Triathalon at Mission Beach that starts on April 18th might not pass the no pain test. Sports medicine doctors from the UCSD Health System will stand ready near the corners to give triathletes a chance to win a safe race without the defeat and joylessness that comes with an injury to a hip or knee that breaks the healthy lifestyle habit.
Olympic class athletes and amateurs will have to move fast, and produce, in April.
The Sports Medicine Chief, Dr. Christophe Wahl, says the event sponsorship can carry weight in a sports town the locals often join together to breath had during physical activity. "This kind of sponsorship is emblematic of UC San Diego's commitment to health."
Doctors in the group do not downgrade the importance of exercise. It is "the most powerful medicine that promotes mental and physical health," Wahl said.
Injury prevention is the sports medicine group's expertise. Orthopedic surgeons and family physicians called "Top Doctors" by the San Diego County Medical Society, joined at the triathlon by PTs and ATCs, guarantee there are no losses in life following the victory celebrations. They can quickly diagnose pain that hurts too much to go on, on the race route. And use a regular treatment to solve weakness troubles, and let the triathlete return to the main pursuit.
The possibilities for bearing the througout life and achieving success using speed are more mastered than in 1974 when the first triathlon was run on Fiesta Island. The "original roots" location chosen for this year's bike leg in the ITU age races. Sports Medicine work has moved physicians onto the cutting edge during the many years that have past before the upcoming 40th year anniversary of the sport in 2014.
UCSD professionals earn their credentials by keeping up on the latest in sports injury diagnosis and treatment. Wahl will speak at a symposium held at the Paradise Point Hotel on March 22nd and 23rd that was called together to give the attendees one good opportunity to learnt he latest developments they need to know to leave nothing out of caring for athletes. Reviewing common musculoskeletal conditions and injuries active adults in San Diego know as pain that can not make you cry is the timely work the colleagues plan. Examinations into unsettled developments in healthy exercise are part of the work that will get done on making sports medicine a contemporary field that lasts. There is still hope in "minimalist shoes."
A treatment for an injury that stops all an athlete's work from paying off has to always stay near in sight. Complex surgeries have even been necessary to save not just the minutes in a race time, but the life's enterprise they take pleasure in.
Sports Medicine doctors at UCSD have not retreated from taking on challenging treatments. Keeping ahteletes in the field has given the team housed on Genessee Avenue and in two La Olla offices a nationally respected foothold in the medical field.
Dr. Ball has made sure local athletes do not get bumped off the San Diego courses by injuries. The joy of competition returned for one triathlete after Dr. Ball did a hip ref=surfacing and total replacement.
Pain can not turn molehills into unconquerable mountains.
Slowing down to a crawl can cancel future action. Inaction is an ultimate threat to living the active San Diego lifestyle the UCSD sports medicine experts always stay ready to help San Diegans overcome.
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