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.