Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on General Injuries.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: Bone Break vs. Fracture

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.

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.

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 fractures are typically diagnosed through a three-step process, which includes diagnostic imaging such as X-ray, MRI, or CT scan.