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Overtraining Syndrome

Overtraining Syndrome

Description Of The Injury: Caused by training too hard and too often, over training syndrome can leave athletes drained, sore, and otherwise unable to perform. This syndrome is common to competition athletes who push themselves to improve performance.

Injury Symptoms: Over training symptoms are many, and include fatigue, headaches, muscle aches and pains, decreased immunity, insomnia, and drops in performance. Other symptoms may occur, depending on the individual patient.

Additional Information

Home Treatments:

The best course for home treatment is to reduce or cease training exercises, focusing on rest and recovery instead. Plenty of fluids should be drunk and some dietary adjustments may also be beneficial.

Professional Medical Treatments:

Professional treatments are similar to home treatments, albeit more precise. A patient will likely be referred to a nutritionist to provide a beneficial diet for recovery.

Physical Therapy and Exercises:

Over training can be dealt with a couple of physical therapy and exercise choices. A sports massage can help relax overused muscles and help bring them back to a healthy configuration. Cross training can help pinpoint over worked muscle groups and thus help you decide how to train without over training in the future.

Exercise Techniques to Prevent Injury:

A diverse training regimen can help prevent high strain on specific individual muscle groups, which can lead to poor performance caused by over training.