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:
For more information, see the topic:
July 17, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
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