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What Is a Stress Fracture? (Types, Signs and Symptoms)

By:Rob S Williams, MD December 21, 2017 stress fractures

Do you have sudden hip, shin, toe, or foot pain every time you exercise? If it’s a deep soreness that you first noticed after a sudden increase in your activity level or a recent change in activities, you could have a stress fracture: a hairline crack in the bone.

Stress fractures are overuse injuries that tend to occur in the weight-bearing bones of the lower body. They may develop when you...

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