Health Tip: Take Care to Prevent Stress
(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures are common overuse
injuries, and may take lots of time to fully heal.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to
help reduce your risk of stress fractures:
- Set incremental exercise goals, with gradual increases in
intensity and duration.
- Cross-train, to avoid too much strain on one particular area of
- Eat a balanced, nutritious diet that's rich in vitamin D and
- Use running shoes with sufficient support. Make sure sporting
gear isn't worn out.
- Immediately stop exercising and rest for a few days if you
notice swelling or pain.
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