Overuse injuries are extremely common. They happen in sports and at work and they affect almost everyone. They occur after repetitive loading rather than traumatic but can be equally problematic for one’s health. Dr. Anthony Luke, UCSF department of Orthopaedic Surgery, explores the science of how stress can overwhelm the body’s ability to recover, resulting in injury. Understand how imbalance between training loads and recovery can affect athletes at all levels. By understanding the mysteries of the mechanisms for overuse injuries, you can learn how these injuries can be preventable.