Over training injuries

Many athletes make the mistake of thinking that more is better. More exercise, more weights, more frequency. The result is that they become burnt out or suffer injury. Some injuries that result from over training are shin splints, (soreness and swelling of the lower leg), stress fractures, tendonitis, golfer's elbow, tennis elbow and a multiplicity of sprains and strains.

Athletes who over train may suffer one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased resting heart rate
  • Menstrual problems in females
  • A compromised immune system, rendering the body more prone to infection

If any of these symptoms occur, your physiotherapist will be able to tell you if it is due to over training. If so, you will likely be recommended to cease activity and rest until you are back to normal. Recovery is much easier with a regimen of rest, ice and simple stretching exercises. However, if you ignore these problems and continue training, recovery will take a much longer time or even lead to other serious injuries.


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My physiotherapist was super nice and understanding of the pain I was feeling after my accident. She was meticulous and detailed in the first session while evaluating my injury which, in my opinion, was very important. The clinic staff were curious and timely, the clinic was well equipped & it was easy to make another appointment for the same therapist. I look forward to going back, great work!

KC

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