Typically, the types of injuries triathletes deal with are overuse injuries. Triathlon training repetitively stresses muscles, tendons, and the tissues around joints and bones. This continuous stress produces repetitive microtrauma. Overuse injuries result from the body’s inability to keep up with repair of the damage created by repetitive microtrauma.

The body’s tissue eventually breaks down — resulting in pain, inflammation, and weakness. Ignoring the pain and inflammation and continuing to train will lead to macrotrauma and disruption of the tendon, muscle or bone. The worst case scenario is an injury that could result in weeks or months away from your triathlon training and competition.

If you need advice or you need to manage your triathlete injury, we strongly recommend that you utilise expert advice. Poorly diagnosed and mismanaged injuries can ultimately interrupt your training and event schedules.

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