Common Overuse Sports Injuries

If you think you may have any of these injuries please contact your nearest ATI Physical Therapy clinic for a complimentary injury screening.

Plantar Fasciitis – an inflammation of the plantar fascia (tissue that comprises the arch of your foot)

Signs/Symptoms

  • Pain on the inside of your heel to base of arch
  • Most painful in the morning or after sitting for a long periods of time
  • Tender to touch on base of arch
  • Pain when running or walking that can come and go depending on activity level
  • Common injury for individuals who perform activities in old shoes
  • Sharp, stabbing, or burning pain in heel or arch

IT Band Syndrome – Inflammation of the IT Band (band of tissue that runs down from the hip to outside of the knee)

Signs/Symptoms

  • Pain on the outside of the knee
  • Popping or snapping on the outside of the knee
  • Pain with walking up or down stairs
  • Painful after sitting for a long periods of time or when beginning exercise
  • Tender to touch on the lower outside of the knee
  • Pain can affect both legs/knees
  • Common injury for runners who use old shoes
  • Tightness and achy pain in hip and or knee

Tennis Elbow – Overuse of forearm muscles from repeating gripping and turning of hand

Sign/Symptoms

  • Sharp, burning, or achy pain on the outside of the elbow
  • Tender to touch on the outside of the elbow
  • Pain with turning, twisting, or gripping objects
  • Most common with individuals who work in a setting that involves repetitive motion of the elbow and wrist

If you think you may have any of these injuries please contact your nearest ATI Physical Therapy clinic for a complimentary injury screening.