High stresses, strong forces and high impact landings due to sporting activities can lead to a stress fracture. The most common symptoms are swelling and sensitivity on the ball of the foot around the second toe. You might think that men have more problems with getting a stress fracture, but it’s actually women who hold the higher percentage. Factors like eating disorders, amenorrhea (irregular periods), and osteoporosis add to the likelihood of women receiving a stress fracture.
Lessen your chances of getting a stress fracture foot by having the proper shoe support, slowly increasing your activity levels, and changing up your exercise routine.
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