Today there is a large increase in overuse type injuries. We think of overuse injuries in bodybuilding but it is also found in more common sports like baseball or swimming, where we do a lot of repetitive motions. A contributing factor to the increase of overuse injuries is the fact that a lot of younger athletes are getting focused on one sport at a younger age. So as a result, their muscles, tendons and joints are seeing a lot of the same stresses over and over again.
Michael D. Watson, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
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- Is bodybuilding an example of an overuse injury?
What is cubitus recurvatus?
The ability to extend your elbow beyond normal is a condition referred to as cubitus recurvatus. This condition can lead to joint problems, but proper strengthening of the muscles that surround the elbow joint can reduce the risk of injury.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What is the risk of injury from a horse accident?
Jeanne Morrison, PhD, Family Medicine, answeredThe risk of injury does not usually involve expertise but is related to cumulative exposure. Those riders who ride six or more times a year have reported a 13% lifetime rate of being hospitalized. It has been averaged that the injury rate is 0.4-0.6 per 1,000 riding hours. The answer to safe riding is to accept this reality and protect yourself while riding a horse.
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