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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I thought my life as an active person in the community was over. Living with two injured Achilles tendons, recent surgery on on a torn meniscus, advanced spinal stenosis as well as a torn rotator cuff stopped me from pursuing my interests. I could not walk. The therapists at CPSC worked with me and my specialist(s) and after 9 months I am now back enjoying a full active life. I never thought this would happen!

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