Stress fracture

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Stress fracture

  1. 1. What is a Stress Fracture• A stress fracture is caused by actual crakes or brakes in either bone in the leg• It is when your muscles come fatigue• Both Stress Fracture are considered to and overuse injury• Stress Fracture are different from a Shin Splint
  2. 2. What Causes Stress Fractures• Stress fractures are caused by the repetitive application of a greater amount of force than the bones of your feet and lower legs normally bear. empowher.com
  3. 3. Symptoms• Pain with activity is the most common complaint with a stress fracture• Your leg burns in the inside when you do activities• It aches after your are done with your activities
  4. 4. Steps to Recovery• Rest is the best way to heal a stress fracture• Limit you activities to low impact activities• Engage in a pain-free activity during the six to eight weeks• In addition to rest, shoe inserts or braces may be used to help these injuries heal.
  5. 5. Different Kinds of Stress Fractures• You can have one in your foot.• You have one in your lower leg. news.medill.northwestern.edu
  6. 6. How Do Doctors Diagnose Stress Fractures?• X-rays are commonly used to diagnose stress fractures• Sometimes CT’s (computed topography) or even an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) might be needed
  7. 7. How to Prevent a Stress Fracture• Set incremental goals• Gradually build up on your activities if you are new at it• Strengthen your muscles in you legs• Maintain a healthy diet

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