Overuse injuries occur from stressing your joints, muscles,
or other tissues without allowing them to recover. For example, throwing a
baseball at high speeds over and over can stress your shoulder joint and cause
an injury to part of that joint (the
Stress fractures, in which a bone breaks from the
pressure placed on it through activity, are also common for athletes.
Overuse injuries can be caused by:
- Doing too much too soon.
- Doing intense exercise.
- Not varying your activity or exercise routine.
- Playing sports.
- Doing too much without proper conditioning.
- Not using the proper form for the activity.
- Not using proper equipment, such as wearing poorly fitting shoes.
- Doing too much of an activity at work.
For more information, see the topic:
- Achilles Tendon Problems. (A sign may be pain in
the back of the heel.)
- Bursitis and/or Tendon Injury
(Tendinopathy). (A sign may be pain in the joints or tendons.)
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. (A sign may be pain in the
front of the knee.)
- Plantar Fasciitis. (A sign may be pain in the
sole of the foot.)
- Rotator Cuff Disorders. (A sign may be shoulder
or arm pain.)
- Tennis Elbow. (A sign may be elbow pain.)
- Fitness: Getting and Staying Active
|By: ||Healthwise Staff ||Current as of: September 26, 2013|
|Medical Review: ||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science