Wed, 11 Apr 2012
The AAOS defines it as an "overuse injury". As the muscles become weak from overuse, the strain is transferred to the bone causing a stress fracture (break in the bone). The lower leg and foot are the most common places for stress fractures. They are common in athletes who complete in marathon running, track, basketball, tennis and baseball. The patient will usually complain of a specific pain, increased with activity or training, with a new technique or new surface. Not all stress fractures are visible on an x-ray. The treatment for stress fractures may vary depending on the degree of the fracture. Your orthopaedic specialist will consult with you on the best treatment for your injury.
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