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

There are many risk factors for developing a stress fracture, and different sports put athletes at risk for fractures in different locations.

Pain and tenderness at the fracture site is a common stress factor symptom, but athletes may also experience pain that worsens over time, a deep nagging ache, or pain that appears shortly after activity.

Bone spurs occur when new bone cells form small protrusions on a bone. There are two types of bone spurs—osteophytes and enthesophytes—but these two terms are sometimes used interchangeably.