Q: What is the number one cause of sports related injuries?

A: Overuse or repetitive movements is the one cause of sports injuries. Runners, swimmers and tennis players are particularly susceptible to overuse injuries, including tennis elbow, tendinitis, shin splints and shoulder impingement.

A multitude of situations can result in a sports-related injury. Being aware of the risk factors goes a long way in preventing them. Strengthening your muscles, getting proper rest and working at the proper pace are essential to staying healthy