Overuse injuries are commonly caused by minor trauma involving soft tissue injuries that affect the bone, muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons.
A few common types of overuse injuries include Jumper’s Knee, Osteochondritis dissecans, Sever’s disease, shin splints, Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis, and stress fractures.
Treatment for an overuse injury will depend on the severity of the condition, type of the condition, expectation for the course of the condition, and patient preference.
Patients with overuse injuries may need a treatment plan that incorporates pain management techniques, joint and soft tissue injections, and occupational medicine. The right treatment will depend on the patient’s level of pain and overall physical condition.
Treatment for overuse injuries may incorporate pain management techniques, such as cold and heat therapy, gentle exercise, physical therapy, therapeutic massage, biofeedback, music therapy, mind-body techniques, and occupational therapy to help manage their symptoms. Each patient will receive personalized recommendations from their doctor for managing pain.