Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Overuse and Stress Injuries Treatment

Treatment for overuse and stress injuries depends on the location and severity of the injury. Treatment for most of these overuse injuries includes rest and avoidance of the activities that triggered the injury. Other measures may include crutches, cold compresses, elevation, and elastic wrap, corticosteroids, stretching exercises, physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

Treatment options for overuse and stress injuries include:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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