Overuse syndrome is a condition characterized by chronic irritation to a body part by repeatedly overusing or exerting too much strain. The impact may seem insignificant, but when it occurs repeatedly, the contestant strain can cause damage to your body. Most common are injuries to athletes or those who perform repetitive movements. If not allowed enough time to heal fully, the stress and trauma to soft tissues become irritated leading to bigger problems.
Overuse injuries are a result of repetitive movement causing wear and tear to tendons, joints and bone. Pain is felt in the area due to inflammation, muscle spasm and sometimes improper joint mechanics. Examples of such are tennis elbow, runners knee, shin splints, golfers elbow and swimmers shoulder.