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How come I have overuse syndrome, but nobody else in the family has it?
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Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Not congenital
Overuse syndrome is not a condition which is inherited or familial.
It is due to overworking a particular area or using a part of the body which is not strong enough or well conditioned enough to tolerate the tasks at hand. This can be addressed by reducing the workload and progressively strengthening the affected are to ultimately tolerate the demands being placed.

In brief: Not congenital
Overuse syndrome is not a condition which is inherited or familial.
It is due to overworking a particular area or using a part of the body which is not strong enough or well conditioned enough to tolerate the tasks at hand. This can be addressed by reducing the workload and progressively strengthening the affected are to ultimately tolerate the demands being placed.
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