Overuse Injuries

Bursitis, Shin Splints, Sprains, Strains, and Stress fractures

What is an overuse injury?

Overuse injuries occur when too much stress is placed on a part of the body from repetitive actions. Strain and overuse injuries cause pain, swelling, and inflammation. They are most common in athletes involved in repetitive, high-impact sports such as running, netball, basketball, and football.

Common overuse injuries include:


Overuse injuries may be caused by a single or combination of factors including:


The first step in the treatment of overuse injuries begins with the identification of the cause of the injury.

Once the cause is identified, your Podiatrist will be able to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that may involve one or more of the following:

Have more questions? Contact our team.