Approximately 50 percent of all sports-related injuries sustained by athletes ages 6 to 18 are related to overuse. Overuse can cause general stress, inflammation and tendinitis. Because the symptoms of overuse injuries tend to be gradual, it often takes longer for an athlete to be diagnosed and treated. To help you educate members of your community on overuse injuries and how they can be prevented, NATA has created an overuse injuries handout (pdf) for you to download. The handout was featured on p. 54 of the April NATA News.
Don’t forget to check out our other infographic handouts that have been made available for NATA members to download, reprint and distribute to their local communities.