Stress fracture

A stress fracture is a crack in a bone, that is caused by repetitive force, often from overuse. Activities that require running and jumping may cause fractures in the legs or feet. Many different sports increase the risk of stress fracture, as it is a common injury in high impact sports such as long-distance running or basketball. Symptoms of a stress fracture include pain and swelling, especially with weight bearing on the injured bone. This pain will worsen while exercising, walking, or standing. Stress fractures may sound scary, but it doesn’t mean surgery is required. Several effective outpatient treatments can heal and help alleviate pain. Custom foot orthotics are a subtle way to support your feet after a stress fracture. While massage can provide relief for the muscles and make the area feel better, chiropractic treatments can work to correct the problem