Episode 104: Is creatine safe and effective for athletes?

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In the Zone
Creatine is a popular supplement for athletes, but is it safe? Does creatine improve sports performance or body composition?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Barkevious Mingo – Cleveland Browns linebacker
Mike Johnson – Atlanta Falcons right tackle
Jared Veldheer – Oakland Raiders left tackle
Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs running back
Dan Uggla – Atlanta Braves second baseman

Ask Dr. Geier
Should a young athlete wait to have ACL surgery until he is done growing?
Is surgery the only option for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
Are there any treatments for quad tendinitis that would allow an athlete to continue exercising?
Can someone with few symptoms delay or avoid surgery for a meniscus tear?
Can or should an athletic trainer advise athletes of different injury treatment options than the team doctor recommends?

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