An overuse injury develops when a part of the body is subject to repetitive and prolonged stress. Overuse injuries are usually chronic in nature and tend to worsen over time with continued activity. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
J Matthew. Glascock, MD
- bariatric medicine
Location and Office HoursCovenant Clinic Minimally Invasive Surgical Weight Loss Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care
- United Healthcare, Nebraska
- Wellmark (BC/BS)
- Covenant Medical Center
- Sartori Memorial Hospital
- What is an overuse injury?
Does minimally invasive surgery result in shorter hospital stays?
Minimally invasive surgery causes less injury to tissue and blood vessels. When done successfully, there is less scarring and less pain. Recovery is therefore quicker than with other more open or traditional surgeries.
What are scabs made of?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe key players in scabs are cells in the blood called platelets. When your skin is cut or scraped, you bleed. As blood is exposed to air, platelets rush to the scene and begin sticking together. They work with proteins called fibrin and other substances to form a scab, which is basically a blood clot on the skin.
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