A stress fracture is an overuse injury that occurs when muscles around a bony structure become fatigued and are unable to absorb the added shock. This will cause transfer of overload stress to the associated bone leading to a tiny crack called a stress fracture.
Causes a stress fracture
Stress fractures often occur due to any of the following reasons:
Risk activities that make athletes most susceptible to stress fractures
Sportspersons involved in the following activities are at higher risk of developing stress fractures:
All the sportsperson (especially females) are therefore advised to take sufficient rest between workouts or competitions to avoid any kind of stress fracture.
The most common symptom of a stress fracture is pain with activity that subsides with rest. In some cases, there can be swelling or tenderness over the site.
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