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Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is the fracture of a bone caused by repeated use, rather than a sudden impact fracture. It is a form of overuse injury. Bone is constantly remodeling itself with old bone being replaced by new bone. If the old bone is wearing out quicker than new bone can be formed, the bone weakens and may result in a microscopic stress fracture.  
 
Stress fractures most commonly occur in the foot or ankle, but can also occur in the tibia, femur and low back. The pain usually develops gradually becoming worse during exercise.  
 
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When any pain is felt more than a few days, it is best to seek treatment from your Osteopath or Physiotherapist as soon as possible to help prevent further injury. Rest is the key to the initial treatment of a stress fracture. Healing time is similar to other fractures varying between 4-12 weeks, depending upon the bone involved, before gradual increases in activity may be resumed. The most common cause of a relapse is returning to sports too early. So, seek professional advice as soon as possible.     

 

 

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Rugby Osteopathic Centre, 69 Albert Street, Rugby
Warwickshire, CV21 2SN, Tel: 01788 560646, Fax:01788 571318
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk
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