The 'worn-out athlete': a clinical approach to chronic fatigue in athletes.

  title={The 'worn-out athlete': a clinical approach to chronic fatigue in athletes.},
  author={Wayne Elton Derman and M P Schwellnus and Michael Ian Lambert and Martin Emms and Colin C Sinclair-Smith and Patricia Kirby and Timothy David Noakes},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={15 3},
Chronic fatigue in the athletic population is a common but difficult diagnostic challenge for the sports physician. While a degree of fatigue may be normal for any athlete during periods of high-volume training, the clinician must be able to differentiate between this physiological fatigue and more prolonged, severe fatigue which may be due to a pathological condition. As chronic fatigue can be the presenting symptom of many curable and harmful diseases, medical conditions which cause chronic… CONTINUE READING

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