Definition

According to Medscape, “Overuse injuries, otherwise known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder, are described as tissue damage that results from repetitive demand over the course of time. The term refers to a vast array of diagnoses including occupational, recreational, and habitual activities”. More than one half of all muscle and tendon injuries are due to overuse.

Overuse Injuries

The list below represents some, but not all overuse injuries we treat:

  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Wrist Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Neck, Mid and Low Back Pain
  • Hip Pain/ Bursitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Causes

  • Computer Use
  • Computer Games
  • Gym Training
  • Sports Training
  • Musical Instrument Practice
  • Typing
  • Jaw Clenching
  • Poor Posture (sitting and/or standing)
  • Gripping (tools, sport equipment)
  • Running
  • Swimming