Sports Injuries, Overuse

Injuries can be broadly divided into two categories: chronic and acute. Chronic injuries are problems that develop over time, often in a predictable manner, and may be the result of repetitive overuse of a region of the body.

The human body is remarkably adaptable to physical stresses. Force loads on tissues cause microtrauma and tears of those tissues. The body reacts to this by rebuilding, reinforcing, and strengthening those tissues as it heals them. An increase in the stress on a bone, such as with initiating a new running program, causes ...

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