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Stress fracture

Stress fracture is a fatigue-induced fracture of the bone caused by repeated stress over time. Instead of resulting from a single severe impact, stress fractures are the result of accumulated trauma from repeated submaximal loading, such as running or jumping. Because of this mechanism, stress fractures are common overuse injuries in athletes.

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A stress reaction is an injury that is a pre-condition to a stress fracture, and usually has the same signs and symptoms except that it may cause less pain than a stress fracture.

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