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Stress Fracture Kevin Raesly Bio G 110
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What is it? Common overuse injury Mainly seen amongst athletes. Over 50% of the reported cases. Also known as “fatigue fractures” Incomplete fracture in the bone that is caused by low force, repetitive actions for a long period of time rather than a solid, severe impact that causes a complete fracture. Ex. running
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Where? Stress fractures can occur in any bone throughout the body They are most common in the foot and shin bones and the back. Not very common in arms because our body weight is not supported by them.
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Symptoms General area of pain, tenderness. Pain with weight-bearing activities. Trouble walking down stairs if the stress fracture is in your back or foot When running, severe pain in the beginning of run, moderate in the middle, and extremely severe at the end and after. Sciatic nerve pain for a back stress fracture
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Diagnosis X-rays DO NOT WORK. They do not show any evidence of stress fractures.
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