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One Time Too Many

Are you at risk for these common injuries?

All you wanted to was to be fit and shed some pounds, Yet here you are, dealing with an injury. Overuse injuries happen all too often. The result of repetitive trauma to a muscle or joint, overuse injuries often occur when you try to do too much exercise too soon. You push yourself to go faster or train for longer than your body can handle. Overuse injuries can also happen from doing the same movements over and over or from using poor technique.

While anyone can suffer an overuse injury, older people, those with certain health conditions, and athletes who do the same sport all year are more susceptible.

Keep reading to learn about seven of the most common overuse injuries.

Little Leaguer’s Elbow

You can probably guess from its name that this injury is seen in kids who play baseball. Frequent overhand throwing can lead to inflammation in or stress to the growth plates in arm bones. It occurs most often in the elbow or shoulder. Also known as medial epicondylitis, little leaguer’s elbow causes pain on the inside of the elbow, a weak grip, stiffness, or trouble throwing.

ACL Sprain or Tear

Knees take a beating during sports that involve running, jumping, quick changes in direction, or sudden stops. Football, basketball, and soccer players are especially at risk for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear. The ACL ligament connects your thigh bone to your shin bone. At the time of injury, a popping sensation may be felt. Swelling and pain soon set in, making it painful to bear weight on the leg.

Shin Splints

Wearing unsupportive shoes, running on hard surfaces, or running too far too soon can all put you at risk for shin splints. This condition is caused by repetitive stress on the shin bones and the connective tissues that connect muscle to bone in your lower leg. Once shin splints settle in, expect pain and tenderness along the front of your shin. If rest isn’t taken, pain can become constant and lead to further injury.

Jumper’s Knee

Also known as patellar tendonitis, jumper’s knee is more common in sports that involve frequent jumping, running, or falling. It starts when the patellar tendon in the knee is repeatedly pulled and stretched. This causes inflammation, tenderness, and pain right below the knee or in the upper shin.

Sever’s Disease

It’s no wonder feet and ankles are at risk for overuse injuries. Running, jumping, or growth spurts in children can lead to sever’s disease. When the heel bone grows at a faster rate than the tendons surrounding it, the tendons get stretched.

Extra activity may stretch the tendons even more, causing swelling and pain in the heel.

Spondylolysis

When the back is repeatedly stretched beyond its normal range of motion, you’re at risk for spondylolysis and back pain. Common causes include wrestling, gymnastics, ice skating, rowing, or track and field. Most often seen in the neck or lower back, spondylolysis is caused by the separation of parts of the spine. Left untreated, the condition can lead to further spine damage.

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease

Activities that involve a lot of jumping can lead to Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease. With this disease, the patellar tendon is repeatedly stretched and begins to pull away from the bone, causing knee pain.

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