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Foot Stress Fracture: Top 7 factors that can increase your risk

Factors that can increase your risk of stress fractures include:

  1. Increased Activity: When increasing your work out or training regimen innapropriately
    1. Go slow with intensity of training, duration of training and frequency of training
  2. Sports: High imact sports such as basketball, tennis, dance, gymnastics and track and field
  3. Gender: Women, are at higher risk especially postmenopausal
  4. Foot type: People with flat feet or high arch feet with inappropriate shoe gear
  5. Pre-existing conditions: Conductions that can weaken your bones make it easier for a stress fracture to occur ie: Osteoporisis, Abnormal thyroid, Obese
  6. Lack of Nutrition: Vitamin D and Calcium are crucial for bone health
  7. History of Stress Fracture
Garrett Kalmar, DPM, AACFAS

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