How to Determine between Overuse and "Normal Use"

Dr. Chelsea Schuman, PT | | Category:

Last week we talked about some great ways to avoid overuse injuries for your developing athletes. However one of the big questions we got from that was "How do I know if it is an overuse injury vs just general muscle soreness?" This is a great question! In this week's TTWS we provide a few different things to look at to help determine the difference.

In Summary,

  • Where is the pain located? Muscle belly or muscle insertion point?
  • When do you experience the pain or achiness?
  • Try assess your waking heart rate to monitor your recovery level!

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