Not Another “Overuse Injury”

“Overuse injury” is a term that is oftentimes too near and dear to endurance athletes.  It is also a term that shutterstock_106892909irks me like nails on chalkboard.  Before you think I am going to hop onto a soap box of semantics, allow me to explain why the label “overuse injury” can actually be detrimental to an endurance athlete.  If you had an “overuse injury” what do think you should do?  If you thought rest, ice, and take anti-inflammatory medications, you would only be partially correct. Doing those things are often very helpful in reducing the pain and swelling of a fresh injury; however, if your Read more