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? (starts at 3:58)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Barkevious Mingo – Cleveland Browns linebacker (starts at 23:52)
Mike Johnson – Atlanta Falcons right tackle (starts at 26:59)
Jared Veldheer – Oakland Raiders left tackle (starts at 29:29)
Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs running back (starts at 31:50)
Dan Uggla – Atlanta Braves second baseman (starts at 34:39)

Ask Dr. Geier
Should a young athlete wait to have ACL surgery until he is done growing? (starts at 37:22)
Is surgery the only option for chronic exertional compartment syndrome? (starts at 41:12)
Are there any treatments for quad tendinitis that would allow an athlete to continue exercising? (starts at 43:35)
Can someone with few symptoms delay or avoid surgery for a meniscus tear? (starts at 46:34)
Can or should an athletic trainer advise athletes of different injury treatment options than the team doctor recommends? (starts at 49:20)

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions (starts at 54:46)


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