Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey: Patient Care home Penn State Hershey: Education home Penn State Hershey: Research home Penn State Hershey: Community home
Penn State Hershey Health Information Library
  Library Home
  Find A Physician
  Find A Practice
  Request An Appointment
  Search Clinical Studies
  Classes and Support Groups
  Ask A Health Librarian
  Subscribe to eNewsletters


Penn State Hershey Health Information Centers
  Bone and Joint
  Cancer
  Children
  Heart
  Men
  Neurology
  Pregnancy
  Seniors
  Women

        Follow Us

Health Tip: Preventing Stress Fractures

(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures are overuse injuries and usually occur in the lower leg.

Typically, they are triggered by increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too quickly, says the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

To prevent stress fractures, the AAOS suggests:

  • Set incremental goals for sports and activities.
  • Cross-train, rather than repeat the same exercise daily.
  • Maintain a healthy diet, including vitamin D and calcium.
  • Stop and rest if pain or swelling occurs.

Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.