What is a stress fracture?

what-is-a-stress-fractureA stress fracture is a small, hairline crack in a bone, and it can happen in any bone. Because our feet and legs bear most of our weight, these bones tend to suffer more from stress fractures.

Although the stress fracture is a very small, thin crack, it can still be very, very painful to deal with. However, the good news is that there are many ways of preventing stress fractures. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer one, it can be managed naturally and very effectively.

Here we will look at why stress fractures occur, the best way to relieve the pain of them, how to treat them, and how to prevent them from happening again.