Stress Fracture: Symptoms, Prevention

Stress fractures are common overuse injuries seen in athletes and military recruits.
A stress fracture is an overuse injury resulting from repetitive forces that are directed to weight bearing bones.

What Is the Symptoms for Stress Fractures?

Pain along with swelling or aching at the site of fracture.
Tenderness or “pinpoint pain” when touched on the bone.
Pain worsens after starting an activity and resolves with rest.
Pain throughout the activity sometimes might not resolve after the activity.
Pain occurs while at rest, during normal activity, or with everyday walking.
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