Athletes and Overuse Injuries

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about sports related overuse injuries.

How are overuse injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Jeffrey James discusses how overuse injuries are diagnosed. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

How are overuse injuries diagnosed?

Generally, overuse injuries are diagnosed with an adequate history and physical exam along with some x-rays. That's generally done in the office. Occasionally if you don't respond to conservative treatments like stretching and rehab programs and rest, sometimes more advanced imaging like an MRI or a CAT scan or a musculoskeletal ultrasound can help in diagnosis.

 

Generally, overuse injuries are diagnosed with an adequate history and physical exam, along with some x-rays. That's generally done in the office. If an athlete doesn't respond to conservative treatments like stretching and rehab programs and rest, more advanced imaging like an MRI or a CAT scan or a musculoskeletal ultrasound can help make a diagnosis.

Source: Jeffrey James, DO, Jon Sulentic, DO, Premier Orthopedics; Justin Perkins, Premier Health athletic trainer; American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases