An overview of Overuse Injuries

Overuse Injury is one of the most common sport injury which is caused by repetitive action. There are four distinct stages of an Overuse Injury which includes Discomfort which may disappear during warm-up, discomfort that may disappear during warm-up however reappear at the end of activity, Discomfort which gets worse during the activity and continuous pain. The main problem with an overuse injury is that such type of sport injury is usually associated with minor pain because of which players tend to tolerate the pain and cause repetitive strain thereby preventing recovery.
Players tend to ignore such type of sport injury until the pain begins to worsen by which time the sport injury transform into a critical injury which may require longer period of recovery. Signs of Overuse Injuries include inflammation along with swelling, redness, warmth to the touch and impaired function of the part.
There can be several reasons behind this type of sport injury. However the most common reasons behind overuse injuries include Training errors, Lack of endurance, Poor core stability, Faulty technique, Incorrect equipment, Inflexibility, muscle imbalance etc. Some of the common overuse injuries are Fibromyalgia, Calf Muscle Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Shin Splints and many more.