Overuse injuries in the athlete

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2020

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Fallon, Kieran

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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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Background Most general practices will have patients who have more than a passing interest in fitness and exercise. These range from the elite athlete to the recreational enthusiast. These patients are highly motivated, but treating them can be challenging. Objective The aims of this article are to increase awareness of the management of a number of overuse injuries frequently seen in athletes, to assist in understanding the mindset of the athlete in relation to his or her injuries and to indicate the importance of a confident approach to these problems and a multidisciplinary management plan in facilitating a successful outcome. Discussion Athletes generally have dynamic personalities and high standards for themselves and others. Complete rest can be anathema to them. Fortunately, in cases of tendinopathy, a structured exercise program is an important component of management. A proactive approach, often with the assistance of a physiotherapist, is likely to improve outcomes.

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Australian Journal of General Practice

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Journal article

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DOI

10.31128/AJGP-07-19-5016

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2099-12-31