Question: What's the best way to prevent sports injuries from overuse or chronic injury, such as tendonitis or stress fractures?
Answer: Chronic overuse injuries include things like tendonitis or stress fractures. These come about because of a repetitive load on a portion of the body. Other factors that are related to developing these chronic overuse injuries include your diet, your equipment and your training regimen. It may be worthwhile working with a dietician to make sure that you're getting proper nutrition, looking at your equipment -- making sure it's properly maintained, and also working with the athletic trainer to making sure that your training regimen isn't too demanding on your body and you're getting appropriate rest.