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Overuse Injuries In Sports

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Overuse injuries are chronic, repetitive injuries that accumulate over a period of time. They often occur when not enough time is given for the injured area to heal properly. Acute injuries, on the other hand, are injuries caused by a single identifiable event. High-speed or high-contact sports more often have acute injuries while sports with less contact usually have overuse injuries, such as running or swimming. Overuse injuries are particularly serious because since they occur with a gradual increase of symptoms, athletes will usually try to work through the pain, thinking that it isn’t that serious. In this case study, which was a study on the injuries of 16 teams in the Big Ten Athletic Conference, 571 injured athletes reported 1317 overuse
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