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:

  • Over-training
  • ƒƒImproper training and/or technique
  • ƒƒInadequate Rest
  • Early Specialization/ One-sport focus—Examples: Patellar tendonitis, tennis elbow, shin splints, etc.


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