Athletes and Overuse Injuries

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

When should an athlete seek medical attention for pain or an injury?

Athletic trainer Justin Perkins discusses when athletes should see their doctor for pain or injury from sports. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

When should an athlete seek medical attention for pain or an injury?

Seeking medical attention can vary from patient to patient, from diagnosis to diagnosis. We tend to see kids for ... We try to give them five to seven days. If we can decrease activity, and we cannot increase activity within five to seven days due to pain, we normally try to send them off to get further medical attention, whether that's imaging or a different opinion on the injury, for what we need to do for protocol.

 

Seeking medical attention can vary from patient to patient, from diagnosis to diagnosis. We try to give them five to seven days of decreased activity. If we cannot increase activity at that time due to pain, then we normally send them off to get further medical attention, such as imaging or a different opinion on the injury.

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