Did you know repetitive movements and overuse of your muscles can lead to muscle weakness among other types of injury?
The technical term for overuse of the muscles is microtrauma. Microtrauma injuries include strained and sprained ligaments, overstretched tendons and minor tears in muscle fibres.
If you’re an athlete performing a repetitive movement such as swinging a racket or running, or constantly typing as part of your desk job, this may trigger muscle soreness, muscle pain or compromised muscle function such as muscle weakness, stiffness or tightness.
If you feel you have an overuse injury, read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options available to you.