Unlike an acute fracture that happens as the result of a slip or fall, stress fractures develop as a result of cumulative strain on the bone.
Runners most often have stress fractures in their tibias (shin), metatarsals (feet), or calcaneus (heels). They are one of the most serious of all running injuries.
Occurs in runners who over train. Bones need downtime to rebuild after a workout. If you increase the duration, intensity, or frequency of your running too soon, your bones can’t repair themselves fast enough to keep up.
Stress fractures are more common in women than men, usually due to nutritional deficits, low oestrogen levels, and inadequate calorie intake.
Once you can walk without any pain, you can try a bit of jogging, but you have to back off if there is lingering pain. It’s crucial that you build your mileage slowly start with just a few minutes.
Prevent a Relapse:
Improve bone density with weight training, and make sure you’re getting enough calories and nutrients