What is an Overuse Injury

“Exercise can lead to microtraumas — injuries that would typically heal with rest,” says, Dr. Ross E. Hairgrove, Orthopedist and Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine physician at ARC Kyle Plum Creek, ARC South 1st Specialty, and ARC Southwest. Dr. Hairgrove explains the role that rest plays in preventing an overuse injury in this recent podcast of the ARC Healthcare Minute.

What happens if you do not get adequate rest before repeating the exercise? “As the minor injuries build up over time, you are more likely to experience an injury in your muscles, tendons, cartilage, bones, or nerves,” Dr. Hairgrove says. This type of injury is called an overuse injury.

If you think you might have an overuse injury, make an appointment with Dr. Hairgrove for proper diagnosis and treatment. Go online, or call:

ARC Kyle Plum Creek 

ARC Southwest 

ARC South 1st Specialty

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM on weekdays at 7:29am and 8:29am.

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