Overuse injuries are common especially at this time of the year, when fall sports ramp up. The good news is that you can prevent overuse injuries, and if you have one, it can be effectively treated. On overuse injury is the result of repetitive trauma to the same area. Examples of overuse injuries include tennis elbow, swimmer’s shoulder, runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, Achilles tendonitis and shin splints.
Though there can be many sources of overuse injuries, one of the most common causes of overuse injuries are training errors. To avoid injuries from training errors you can increase physical activity slowly; avoid going from inactivity to heavy workout in a short period of time. You should listen to your body; don’t work through the pain. Consult a medical orthopaedic professional and find out what is needed for speedy recovery.
Orthopaedics can help heal your injured joint, muscle or bones so you can enjoy your activities again. Experienced staff specializing in sports or overuse injuries can check the status of your injury, and determine the best path for healing. At some stages, not using the injured muscle, tendon, ligament or bone until it can take time to heal will also allow the pain to go away. But there are time when other treatment will yield better, more complete healing. See an Orthopaedic physician right away. How you treat your body today will change how it treats you tomorrow.