Chris Mallac looks at the most typical injuries in this popular Olympic sport. Rowing is a strenuous sport that has huge worldwide appeal. Olympic gold medal winners will have instant household fame. Rowers race against each other in boats, either on lakes, specifically designed rowing regatta courses, rivers, and open ocean (surf boat rowing). Boats... MORE
Overuse injuries occur as a result of repetitive trauma (microtrauma) as opposed to acute injuries from a single trauma (macrotrauma).
Muscle and joint injuries like tendinitis and stress fractures are often a result of microtrauma and are often caused by errors in training or technique.
Where training is the cause, athletes often take on too much, too quickly while errors in technique can lead to persistent overloading of a muscle or joint.