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Bones are constantly attempting to remodel and repair themselves, especially during a sport where extraordinary stress is applied to the bone. Stress fractures commonly occur in sedentary people who suddenly undertake a burst of exercise (whose bones are not used to the task).
As with most conditions, a stress fracture is diagnosed with a podiatric history and physical exam. X-rays may not show any evidence of stress fractures, so a CT scan, MRI, or bone scan may be more effective in unclear cases.
If a stress fracture occurs in a weight-bearing bone, healing will be delayed or prevented by continuing to put weight on that limb.
Bracing or casting the limb with a hard plastic boot or air cast may also prove beneficial by taking some stress off the stress fracture.
The walking boot comes in both tall and short versions, pneumatic and non-pneumatic and is offered in fives sizes XS-XL. It is caused by unusual or repeated stress." This is in contrast to other types of fractures, which are usually characterized by a solitary, severe impact.


A stress fracture could present as a generalized area of pain and tenderness associated with weight bearing. Over time, if enough stress is placed on the bone that it exhausts the capacity of the bone to remodel, a weakened site—a stress fracture—on the bone may appear. The amount of recovery time varies greatly depending upon the location, severity, the strength of the body's healing response and an individual's nutritional intake.
The procedure may involve pinning the fracture site, and rehabilitation can take up to a half year.
Though this may seem counter-intuitive (because stress fractures are caused by too much stress on the bone), moderate stress applied to the bone in a controlled manner can strengthen the bone and make it less susceptible to a stress fracture. Strengthening these muscles will prevent them from becoming fatigued quickly, allowing them to absorb the strain of running for longer periods of time. Perez is board certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. It could be described as a very small sliver or crack in the bone; this is why it is sometimes dubbed "hairline fracture".
Usually when running, a stress fracture in the leg or foot will cause severe pain at the beginning of the run, moderate pain in the middle of the run, and severe pain at the end and after the run.


Complete rest and a cast or walking boot are usually used for a period of four to eight weeks, although periods of rest of twelve to sixteen weeks is not uncommon for more severe stress fractures. Key muscles that need strengthening with lower leg stress fractures are the calves and the shin muscles. If the stress fracture of the leg or foot is severe enough, crutches can help by removing stress from the bone. This allows the bones to adapt to the added stress so they are able to withstand greater stress in the future.
These include stress fractures, stress reactions, tendinitis, meniscal tears, ITB Friction syndrome, and exacerbation of pre-existing arthritis. Activities such as running or sports that place additional stress on the bone should only gradually be resumed. Rehabilitation usually includes muscle strength training to help dissipate the forces transmitted to the bones.



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