Stress Fracture

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
stress fracture
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our orthopaedists, physical therapists and athletic trainers work together to treat the whole person.
  • We have specialists who focus on treating female athletes.
  • We treat complex medical problems that affect bone density, including eating disorders, metabolic conditions and cancer.

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.