(HealthDay News) -- A stress fracture is a common injury of the
lower leg and foot, involving overused muscles that become fatigued
and are no longer able to protect nearby bones from stress and
The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends how to help
prevent stress fractures:
Gradually increase exercise over time.
Engage in different types of physical activities that use
Stick to a healthy diet that's rich in calcium and vitamin
Make sure athletic equipment is in good shape, especially your
Always stop exercising and rest if you have any swelling or
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