What is an overuse injury?
An overuse injury is one that comes as a result of excessive and repeated use resulting on an insult to bones, muscles or tendons involved in the action being performed in a repetitive form.
How common are overuse injuries?
Overuse injuries are quite common. The age at which the population is being introduced to one particular activity or sport (sport specialization) continues to be younger and younger. Thirty to 45 million children in the US participate in sports. It is believed that 50% of injures at the middle and high school level are a result of an overuse injury.
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