Athletes and Overuse Injuries

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

What is an overuse injury?

Dr. Jeffrey James describes sports-related overuse injuries. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What is an overuse injury?

An overuse injury is any type of muscle, tendon, bone or joint injury such as tendinitis or a stress fracture that's caused by repetitive trauma. Most commonly, we think of this with sports or recreational activities when you're doing the same things over and over and maybe over-training, but it can also be associated with workplace-type injuries where you're doing repetitive motions over and over at work.

   

An overuse injury is any type of muscle, tendon, bone or joint injury such as tendinitis or a stress fracture that's caused by repetitive trauma. Most commonly, we think of this with sports or recreational activities when you're doing the same things over and over and maybe over-training, but it can also be associated with workplace-type injuries where you're doing repetitive motions at work.

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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