FAQs / Q: What is a stress fracture?

A: Stress fractures are a type of fracture that can occur in the lower limbs from sports or repetitive force to the area. There a number of factors that make people more likely to suffer a stress fracture, including osteoporosis, flat feet, running long distances and having high, rigid arches.  You can help prevent stress fractures by modifying your running equipment and running regimen.  Stress fractures require immobilization, so it’s important to have any persistent pain evaluated so that treatment can be instituted that will allow for proper healing to occur. 

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