Pushing Through the Pain?
Repeated movements can cause wear and tear on the muscles, tendons, bones, and nerves of the body by stressing them beyond their physical limit. This damage can lead to pain, inflammation, delayed healing, and loss of function. The main cause of overuse injuries is a rapid increase in frequency, intensity or duration of a repetitive type action.
Common overuse injuries include rotator cuff tendonitis, tennis/golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.
These injuries can be treated with stretches and targeted exercises aimed at strengthening and promoting healing of specific muscles, tendons, and fascia. Advice will be given regarding correct biomechanics and posture to reduce pain, aid healing, and prevent recurrence.