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ABPM-certified podiatrist Melissa Lockwood, DPM, says nearly one in five runners she sees is for a stress fracture. Stress fractures are characterized as "overuse injuries." They occur when a bone experiences repeated, unusual force, says Dr. Lockwood, who's based in Bloomington, Illinois: “For example, when runners increase their distance and speed—basically anything that changes the amount of pressure they’re putting on the body.” 
 
While stress fractures are associated with running, “they can also be caused by regular force if the bones are weakened by other problems, such as osteoporosis or another systematic problem like an eating disorder,” adds Dr. Lockwood. Research suggests women are more susceptible, possibly because they're more prone to the above-mentioned conditions. But really, stress fractures can affect anyone. Dr. Lockwood got one in her foot after walking around Disney World all day.
 
Source: Kristine Thomason, Health.com [5/18/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, PMP News.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

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