Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Stress Fractures
(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures often occur as a result of
overuse, and they frequently affect the feet.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests these
precautions to help reduce the risk of stress fractures: Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamin D and calcium.Always wear appropriate athletic equipment, such as supportive
running shoes.Alternate activities to ease strain on the bones, such as
switching between swimming and cycling.Start slow when it comes to new activities, gradually
increasing intensity and duration.Practice strength training for strong muscles and bones.Rest any time you have swelling or feel pain.
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