Stress fractures are caused by repetitive application of great amounts of pressure on the bones of the legs of the heart.
This force causes an imbalance between the resorption and growth of bone. These processes occur at the same time. The force increases the resorption of bone. Cracks may develop if bones are subjected to force for long periods without enough time to recover.
If this continues, these cracks may become stress fractures.
4 Making a Diagnosis
Imaging tests along with a medical history and a physical examination are required for a diagnosis of stress fractures to be made.
Imaging tests that can be used include; X-rays, bone scans and MRI.
FindATopDoc is a trusted resource for patients to find the top doctors in their area. Be visible and accessible with your up to date contact
information, certified patients reviews and online appointment booking functionality.