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Information About Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries, also called cumulative trauma disorder, is a category of sports related injuries that result from repetitive use. Find information about common overuse injuries and treatment options.

What is An Overuse Injury?
Overuse syndromes are common orthopedic problems characterized by chronic irritation to a body part. Many forms of repetitive strain injury fall under the category of overuse syndromes.

Treat Muscle Soreness After Exercise
Muscle soreness after exercise is a common complaint of many athletes. The medical name for this condition is delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, and it is thought to be due in large part to inflammation of the muscle as a result of microtears of the muscle fibers. Treatment of sore muscles after exercise is

Muscle Soreness After Exercise
Sore muscles after exercise? The condition known as delayed onset muscle soreness is a common complaint of all types of athletes. Our understanding of delayed onset muscle soreness associated with exercise is improving, but there are still questions about what causes muscle soreness after sports activities.

Exertional Compartment Syndrome
Exercise induced compartment syndrome is a condition that causes pain over the front of the leg with activity. Patients with exercise induced compartment syndrome may require surgery, call a fasciotomy, to relieve their symptoms.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome - ITBS
Iliotibial band syndrome is a common overuse injury seen in many sports, especially in those involving more running. When the iliotibial band is injured by overuse, resting is often the best treatment.

Snapping Hip Syndrome
Snapping hip syndrome causes a popping sensation of the hip joint and may be painful. Most often this condition is cured with simple, non-invasive treatments.

Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is an extremely common cause of elbow pain due to chronic irritation to the tendons on the outside of the elbow. While tennis elbow is quite common in tennis players, it is also seen in many other types of athletes.

Stress Fractures
A stress fracture is a common overuse injury most often seen in athletes who run and jump on hard surfaces, such as distance runners, basketball players, and ballet dancers.

Hip Stress Fracture
Hip stress fractures are overuse injuries that cause pain in active people. Treatment of a hip stress fracture may require surgery.

Shin Splints
Shin pain is pain experienced on the front of the lower leg below the knee and above the ankle.

Hot and Cold Wraps
These wraps can be used for ice and heat treatments of different joints including knees, shoulders and ankles. Use of these wraps can be for acute injuries or nagging problems.

Hip Bursitis
One overuse condition of the hip is caused by bursitis over the outside of the joint. Hip bursitis causes inflammation that almost always improves with simple treatments.

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