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A stress fracture is a small crack or break in a bone that occurs because of excess pressure or overuse of a part of the body. It is most commonly found in soldiers who march or athletes whose footwear has not protected them from the hard surface they may be exercising on. Basketball players who constantly land on a hard-covered wooden playing area are very prone to stress fractures of the feet.


Rest is unfortunately an essential part of healing a stress fracture.

See Fractures.

The use of ultrasound may speed up the process in bone stress fractures beyond that of most other bone injuries.

Reflexology will speed up healing in most injuries.

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