Management of non-traumatic (overuse) injuries

by Michael Wood

Who are at risk?

Excessive training is a risk factor for the development of an overuse injury. In fact, the number of consecutive days of training is an indication of your level of risk. The more consecutive days you train, the higher your chances of developing an overuse injury. Teenagers are also at an increased risk of developing an overuse injury due to their growing bodies.


Your body does not have enough time to recover/repair itself from the last training session.


It is important to pick up the signs and symptoms of an overuse injury early on because most overuse injuries resolve with rest and activity modification.

Signs/Symptoms of Overuse injury:


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Key points to minimize overuse injuries


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