Overuse Injury: The Result of Pathologically Altered Myofascial Force Transmission?, 2019

Topics: overuse injury, myofascial force transmission, fascitis, musculoskeletal disorder

Authors: Jan Wilke, Andry Vleeming, Scott Wearing


Overuse injuries are suggested to result from repetitive microdamage eliciting pain in the affected tissue. Therapy commonly focuses on the area of symptom localization; however, such approach may oversimplify the true etiopathology. This review hypothesizes that the development of some sports-related soft tissue disorders, such as plantar fasciitis or lumbago, is promoted by pathologically altered force transmission from anatomically connected structures.

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