More and more Dutch people are spending time at the gym. People who take fitness exercise can suffer both overuse and acute injuries. The risk of overuse injuries is however greater. Overuse injuries, including injuries to muscles and tendons, are above all suffered by people involved in fitness, in the shoulder and knee area.

You are often yourself able to recognise an overuse injury. Stiffness in the morning and a nagging pain after a heavy training session are the first signals of overloading of a tendon or muscle. This pain worsens when you press on the tendon. If you feel this pain, stop immediately. Pain that disappears after a warming up unfortunately always returns after the cooling down, only worse. Eventually, the pain can become so bad that you are no longer able to train. The cause may be poor technique or poorly structured training. In many gyms there are expert (sport) physiotherapists. If these problems do arise, ask for advice in time.

Wrist
Overuse or tendinopathy of one of the tendons around the wrist is a common problem. If the muscles of the wrist are insufficiently neutral when carrying out the exercise, the tendons can become damaged due to repeated overstretching. Wearing a Push Sports Wrist Brace can help to stabilise the wrist giving the damaged tissue a chance to recover. The brace can also be worn outside sport, in the immediate aftermath of the injury. It is wise to seek good advice in the technique of exercising. Think also of weights and numbers of repetitions.

Knee
The squat and the leg extension are movements commonly exercised during fitness training. The correct technique in carrying out these exercises is very important. Overuse injuries around the knee can result from incorrect technique. Another complaint suffered around the knee is irritation of the joint cartilage behind the kneecap. This is an often difficult to localise pain perceived around and behind the kneecap. The pain above all occurs during or after fitness. During bending and stretching, the knees may ‘crack and creak’ and sometimes swell up following major exertion. A diagnosis can be made by a sport physiotherapist and/or sport physician. Depending on the diagnosis, the correct measures can be taken. Think of the correct technique, weight, number of repetitions and sufficient recovery time.

Quadriceps (=bovenbeenstrekker)
The attachment of this muscle below the knee can cause pain problems due to overburdening. This is a common occurrence amongst young sportsmen and women who have undergone a growth spurt. The bones first increase in length, followed only then by the muscles and tendons. Many young sportsmen and women start to participate more frequently in sport, specifically in the period when they experience growth spurts. As a result, particularly this muscle attachment can become strained. The pain is generally below the kneecap (=patella). A Push Sports Patella Brace can reduce the main problem in many cases. The correct squat technique is very important to prevent recurrence and/or worsening.

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