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Let a Stress Fracture Heal

Posted Aug 11 2010 11:47am
Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov
A stress fracture is an overuse injury that usually occurs from exercise, such as running.
Fatigued muscles after a while aren’t able to absorb the stress of a certain activity, so the bone begins to absorb the impact, resulting in a tiny fracture.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to help a stress fracture heal:
  • Take a break from the exercise or activity that triggered the stress fracture. Generally, healing takes about six to eight weeks.
  • If possible, limit yourself to light activity that doesn’t cause pain for your particular fracture.
  • Using a brace or shoe insert may help speed healing.
  • Don’t resume the activity too early, as re-injuring the area could cause an even larger, longer-lasting problem.

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