Episode 71

Ep. 71: Steroid injections for injury/TJ Tollakson

In this episode:

No one wants to get an injury as an athlete let alone be faced with a prolonged period of recovery before being able to return training. For this reason, those with injuries, especially of the chronic kind, are always looking for ways to hasten the healing process and get back to it. On this episode I begin a series of segments looking at the evidence for or against some of the more popular treatments that athletes may turn to. The first one I will examine is the use of steroid injections. Are they helpful? Can they cause harm? Who should consider them? Plus, a conversation with recently retired professional triathlete and the entrepreneur behind Dimond Bikes, TJ Tollakson.

Segments:

[05:53]- Steroids for injury

[19:33]- TJ Tollakson

Links

Dimond Bikes YouTube videos on the history of beam bikes: https://youtu.be/rKqTnuhAVZw

Dimond Bikes

Red Crown Cycling

About the Podcast

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The TriDoc Podcast, triathlon and health in one place
A fresh take on all things triathlon with a special focus on health and wellness topics. Train hard, train healthy.

About your hosts

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Jeffrey Sankoff

Jeff Sankoff is an emergency physician, multiple Ironman finisher and the TriDoc. Jeff owns TriDoc Coaching and is a coach with LifeSport Coaching. Living in Denver with his wife and three children, Jeff continues to race triathlons while producing the TriDoc podcast.
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Maddy Pesch

Maddy is a professional triathlete and coach for Team Sirius. In 2020 she joined the TriDoc podcast as an indomitable intern and has an outsized role in preparing the information used in each episode's medical segment.