Stress Fractures

Early in the year many of us start to plan our upcoming sports goals and events. By the time we reach March or April, some of us start going a little overboard, and people start showing up in my office with stress fractures. It’s important to remember that bone is more than just a structural scaffold – it’s a dynamic living tissue that is constantly remodeling to accommodate the stresses we place upon it.  If we repetitively stress a bone beyond it’s capacity to remodel and don’t rest enough to let it catch up, a stress fracture can be the result.  Here’s some useful information about stress fractures from a reliable source. I hope it’s useful.