Repetitive trauma injuries, also known as overuse injuries, are injuries that are caused by performing the same movement or activity over and over again. These types of injuries can occur in any part of the body, and can affect people of all ages and fitness levels. Some common examples of repetitive trauma injuries include:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer's elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow, which are injuries to the elbow and arm, are some of the most common repetitive trauma injuries. These injuries are often caused by activities that involve repetitive arm and wrist movements, such as playing tennis or golf, or using a computer mouse for long periods of time.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is another common repetitive trauma injury, and it affects the wrist and hand. This injury is often caused by activities that involve repetitive hand and wrist movements, such as typing or playing a musical instrument.
Tendinitis and bursitis are also common repetitive trauma injuries, and they can affect any part of the body where tendons or bursae (small fluid-filled sacs) are located. These injuries are often caused by activities that involve repetitive movements or sustained awkward positions.
It's important to be aware of the risk of repetitive trauma injuries and to take steps to prevent them, such as taking breaks to stretch and rest, and using proper technique when performing activities. If you suspect that you may have a repetitive trauma injury, it's important to seek medical attention to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment.