Athletes are susceptible to sports injuries anywhere on the body, and there are a number of bone, ligament, muscle, and skin injuries that are not specific to one joint or appendage. Sports played, play style, and play or workout intensity can all contribute to where and to what degree one of the more general sports injuries are sustained.
These advanced exercises help to restore proprioception by focusing on strength, balance, and joint stability simultaneously.
All About Stress Fractures
Players of almost any sport may sustain a stress fracture during the course of play, but they are most common among long-distance runners, tennis players, dancers, gymnasts, and basketball and soccer players.
Bone Break vs. Fracture
The words broken bone and fracture both refer to a break in the bone that occurs when an outside force is too great for the bone to handle. Learn about the different types of fractures that can occur.
Proprioception refers to the body’s ability to perceive its own position in space. Learn how proprioception works, and how it can be impaired and restored.
Symptoms of a bone fracture may or may not be obvious depending on the location and severity of the injury. Here are common symptoms of a bone fracture and several treatment options.
If done regularly over 4 to 6 weeks, these exercises can help to restore proprioception lost due to injury
Stress Fracture Causes
Poor conditioning is not the only cause of stress fractures. Changes in exercise or play patterns, too much intensity, and bone density can all contribute to sustaining stress fractures.
Stress Fracture Diagnosis
Stress fractures are typically diagnosed through a three-step process, which includes diagnostic imaging such as X-ray, MRI, or CT scan.