R Tyler. Boone, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursEastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center
6475 S Yale
Tulsa, OK 74136
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oklahoma
- BlueLincs (BC/BS)
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Saint Francis Hospital
- St John Medical Center
Is bodybuilding an example of an overuse injury?
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.
What can cause a young pitcher's elbow to hurt after pitching a game?
If a young pitcher's elbow hurts after each game that he pitches, he may have little league elbow. This is an injury due to repetitive stress on the elbow. Little league elbow may lead to delayed growth from fractures to the olecranon epiphysis, osteochondritis of the capitulum, and an avulsion to the medial epicondyle.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What is considered a common sports injury?
Common sport injuries usually happen to body parts like the knee, shoulder and ankle, and tend to be sprains and strains. Fortunately, most of these injuries can be treated non-operatively. However, in certain cases, if the injury is more severe, they will need surgical attention.
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