Stress Fracture

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
a foot wrapped in bandage, possibly from a stress fracture

When it comes to foot-pounding exercise, there can be too much of a good thing. Over-training in sports or fitness can lead to tiny stress fractures in the bones of the legs and the feet. But some stress fractures are caused by medical conditions that weaken bones, leaving them vulnerable to fracture even with normal use.

At Yale Medicine, we have orthopaedists, physical therapists and athletic trainers working together to treat the whole individual, not just the fracture.