There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event. Common examples include wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle strain.
Chronic injuries are often referred to as overuse injuries – injuries resulting from overusing one body area while playing a sport or exercising over a long period. Some common examples of chronic injuries are stress fractures, tennis elbow, shin splint, runner’s knee and heel inflammation.
An overuse injury is any type of muscle or joint injury, such as tendinitis or a stress fracture, that’s caused by repetitive trauma. An overuse injury typically stems from: Training errors. Training errors can occur when you take on too much physical activity too quickly.
An overuse injury, on the other hand, is damage to a bone, muscle, ligament, or tendon due to repetitive stress without allowing time for the body to heal. Overuse injuries are more subtle and usually occur over time. They are the result of repetitive micro-trauma to the tendons, bones and joints.
A Soft Tissue Injury is the damage of muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Common soft tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain, a one off blow resulting in a contusion or overuse of a particular part of the body.