Posts Categorized: Stress Fractures

Are You a Candidate for Subchondroplasty?

When your bones experience continuous wear and tear, they can develop stress fractures or bone marrow edema (also referred to as bone bruises or chronic bone marrow lesions). This is quite common in older adults; specifically women and can cause pain as well as physical limitations. A new joint preserving procedure called Subchondroplasty, provided by… Read more »

10 Important Things to Know Before Getting Subchondroplasty

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What is Subchondroplasty? Subchondroplasty (or SCP) is a method where a doctor injects a hard-setting bone substitute into the bone in order to seal up a fracture. When the leg bone, tibia, or knee becomes overstressed with wear and tear, they develop defects such as insufficiency fractures or bone marrow edema (also known as “bone… Read more »

Sacroiliac Joint Disease: 5 Things You Should Know

Sacroiliac Joint Disease is a serious case of inflammation that affects the sacroiliac joint. In the past, the sacroiliac joint has been thought to be the cause of lower back and leg pain; however in the past three decades, that pain is now associated with herniated disks. Estimates suggest that sacroiliac (SI) joint pain affects… Read more »

Study Finds that Vitamin D is a Risk Factor for Stress Fractures

Stress Fracture Treatment and Vitamin D Stress fractures are known for causing tiny cracks in a bone and pain to the affected area. This type of injury is often sustained through repetitive movements or overuse common in sports like long-distance running. Many individuals and athletes that run long distances or those that engage in activities that… Read more »

5 Common Running Injuries

Spring is in full swing. And if you’re a runner, this means that outdoor racing season is in full swing too! This time of the year is very exciting for runners looking to accomplish new goals, or for those joining the running scene after winter hibernation. Whether you’re a beginner, or an advanced runner, injuries are bound… Read more »

What is A Stress Fracture?

A stress fracture has become one of the most common injuries in sports. The popularity of this injury tends to stem from the overuse and stress an athlete puts on his or her lower limbs. More than 50 percent of all stress fractures occur in the lower leg, either in the tibia (shin bone) or… Read more »

10 Facts About Stress Fractures

1. Most stress fractures occur secondary to overuse.  If the person has normal bone strength, a stress fracture will occur from too much use. If a person has weak bones or osteoporosis then a stress fracture can occur from normal use. Normal Bone = Stress Fractures = Overuse Osteoporotic Bone/ Osteopenia = Stress Fractures =… Read more »