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Stress Fractures

Why Children Should Not Have Low Back Pain

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Parents should not dismiss their children's complaints of low back pain, and the same advice applies to coaches, athletic trainers and school nurses: if an athletic child complains of nagging low back pain, you should have him/her examined by a doctor who specializes in sports medicine, spinal injuries or pediatric orthopedics. A lifetime of suffering could be avoided with timely and appropriate care.

What Happens When Bones Are Stressed?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Take bone pain seriously. Don't dismiss a potential stress fracture as a simple shin splint that requires nothing more than training through it. Muscles can become uncomfortable during hard training but usually recover rapidly.

Rasheed Wallace and Stress Injuries

Abby Sims | Posted 03.24.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

What is a stress reaction and how does it differ from a stress fracture? Excessive and repetitive loading on weight-bearing bones can cause what some term "fatigue damage."

Are Your Feet Marathon Ready?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

No matter how experienced a runner, the foot is always susceptible to running injuries.