When I was an athlete in my youth, I never would have thought overuse injuries could be possible. I would keep going and going and not think twice about the strain I was putting on my body. All that mattered to me was being active and competing with my team and myself. Overuse injuries seem to be a more currently talked about topic. Children are facing pressure to perform not only from themselves, but from family and coaches. Overuse injuries are preventable with proper training.

The most common causes of overuse injuries are…

Training too much, too quickly and using improper technique.

Training too much, too quickly- Our bodies need time to adapt to physical stress. Generally, you should not increase your training program by more than 10% each week. This includes length of training, intensity levels, and types of exercises.

Using improper technique- Improperly doing exercises is another leading cause of injury. This can lead to muscle and tendon strain, as well as more serious injuries. If you are unsure of how to properly do an exercise, ask a trainer at your local gym or your athletic coach, and they will be happy to assist you. They can also help to identify any muscle imbalances. By doing exercises properly, you will also get more benefit from your workout.

Other helpful tips- Be sure to stretch before and after workouts. This will help to prevent muscular injuries. You should also try to diversify your workout. You should not be doing very long runs everyday or very short, high intensity sprints everyday. Try to include a combination of both in your weekly routine. If you have a tendency to lift heavy weights everyday, make sure you save a day or two for cardio and use this as your recovery time. Also, rest days are important, because no one is Superman and our bodies do need time to recovery!

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Common overuse injuries:

If you feel that you may be suffering from an overuse injury, it is important for you to seek medical attention. You may need diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays or an MRI. If treated appropriately, overuse injuries can be healed before they spiral out of control.

If you suffer from a foot or ankle injury, call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists today at (845) 298-9074, for an appointment. We are serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
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