What is it?
Overuse injuries are injuries caused by microtrauma* that occur over time.
How do they happen?
The body has an incredible ability to adapt to stress. In this case stresses pertain to that of a physical nature. Tiny; continuous tears or stretches, coupled with chronic inflammation and excessive overload are the most common precursors to overuse injuries.
Causes of overuse include:
- Improper training and/or technique
- Inadequate Rest
- Early Specialization/ One-sport focus—Examples: Patellar tendonitis, tennis elbow, shin splints, etc.