Dr. Gregory Nicholson, shoulder and elbow surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and one of Chicago Magazine's "top docs," was recently quoted in several articles about overuse syndrome. The articles cited a new study that showed approximately 1/4 of all college athlete injuries at the University of Iowa were related to overuse and that college women who play sports have a higher rate of problems from overuse than acute injuries.
According to Dr. Nicholson, "it used to be that teenagers were active in several sports throughout the year. Competition to make the team in high school has more young athletes focusing on one sport, forcing them to use repetitive motions and often resulting in injuries."
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