A stress fracture is a type of fracture that occurs from overuse, and can develop following an increase in your activity level rather than from a specific injury. Stress fractures involving the foot may cause pain, swelling, and/or warmth over the area of the fracture. As with other types of foot fractures, stress fractures require immobilization via a walking boot, cast, or specialized shoe that helps to decrease pressure on the fracture area in order to help the healing process. Please remember that foot pain is NOT normal and should not be ignored. Call our office at 586-298-1585 to have your pain identified, treated, and alleviated!