What to Do About Overuse Injuries

In this recent podcast, Dr. Ross E. HairgroveOrthopedist and Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine physician at ARC Kyle Plum Creek, ARC South 1st Specialty, and ARC Southwest, explains the process involved in developing an overuse injury. “Exercise can lead to microtraumas — injuries that would typically heal with rest,” says Dr. Hairgrove.

But 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
512-295-1333

ARC Southwest
512-282-8967

ARC South 1st Specialty
512-443-1311

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.

Tags: Dr. Ross Hairgrove, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine