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Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Stress Fractures

(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures often occur as a result of overuse, and they frequently affect the feet.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests these precautions to help reduce the risk of stress fractures:

  • Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamin D and calcium.

  • Always wear appropriate athletic equipment, such as supportive running shoes.

  • Alternate activities to ease strain on the bones, such as switching between swimming and cycling.

  • Start slow when it comes to new activities, gradually increasing intensity and duration.

  • Practice strength training for strong muscles and bones.

  • Rest any time you have swelling or feel pain.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 4/29/2014
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