Overuse Injuries Common Among College Athletes, Especially Women



ScienceDaily (2012-04-12)—Overuse injuries, which are typical among long-distance runners, swimmers, and rowers, account for nearly 30% of injuries among college athletes, according to a new report in the Journal of Athletic Training. Women athletes are more likely (62%) than their male counterparts to experience overuse injuries, based on the study of 573 male and female collegiate athletes. The most common overuse injuries found in the study were general stress (making up 27% of the injuries observed), inflammation (21%), and tendinitis (16%). Read more

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