Stress Fractures

What are stress fractures?

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone. Your child may not know they have a stress fracture, but rather think it is intense soreness. If ignored, stress fractures can develop into larger fractures, putting your child at risk for greater injury.

What can cause a stress fracture?

Stress fractures are caused by repetitive forces, like those caused by running and jumping.

What are some symptoms of stress fractures?

If your child has a stress fracture, he or she may experience:

  • Increased pain, even when resting.
  • Swelling around painful area.
  • Tenderness at specific spot.

Why choose us to treat your child’s stress fracture?

Our doctors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers treat kids and teens exclusively, so they know how to treat your child’s injury and get them back to sports safely, while building a foundation to reduce the risk of future injuries.