March Stress Fracture
(Stress Fracture, March; Stress Fracture of Metatarsal Bone; Fatigue Fracture)
|March Stress Fracture|
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- Foot feels better when resting
- Foot feels worse with activity
- Wear shock-absorbing insoles when running or during other high-impact exercise.
- When starting a new sport or increasing your workout, do so gradually.
- Choose footwear that takes into account the specific sport and your type of foot.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://www.aaos.org
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine http://www.aapsm.org
American Physical Therapy Association http://www.apta.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Association http://www.coa-aco.org/
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation http://www.canorth.org/
Fractures, an overview. American Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00139&return%5Flink=0 . Accessed November 17, 2008.
March fracture. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Accessed November 17, 2008.
Metatarsal stress fracture. Merck Manuel website. Available at: http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec21/ch324/ch324m.html . Accessed November 17, 2008.
Metatarsal stress fractures. Sports injury website. Available at: http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/foot/metatarsal.htm . Accessed November 17, 2008.
What is a stress fracture and how should it be treated? American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine website. Available at: http://www.aapsm.org/ct0398.html . Accessed November 17, 2008.
- Reviewer: John C. Keel, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 09/28/2012 -