Sports injuries of the foot, leg, knee and hip joints are common. These sporting injuries can be overuse injuries, acute trauma injuries or other chronic injuries. Common overuse injuries include Plantar Fasciitis (Heel pain), Tendinitis and Bursitis.
These injuries are common in the running or sporting population. They are often perceived by the sports player as not having a mechanism of injury – the pain just starts up with no injury, collision or fall being recollected. However overuse injuries are, as the name describes, the outcome of overuse.
Overuse can either be attributed to an increase in training schedules or running mileage, such as training for a tournament of a marathon OR can be the result of doing the same activity at the same intensity over several weeks, months or years.