How can I tell if my child is developing an overuse injury?
From Sally S. Harris, M.D., MPH
An overuse injury may be developing when musculoskeletal symptoms are occurring more frequently and lasting longer. Overuse injuries generally progress as follows:
- Soreness lasting several hours or less only after activity
- Soreness or pain during and after activity, not resolved by the next morning.
- Soreness or pain during activities of daily living as well as during sports.
Symptoms showing this progression should be evaluated by a health care provider for overuse injury.