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March Stress Fracture
(Stress Fracture, March; Stress Fracture of Metatarsal Bone; Fatigue Fracture)
|March Stress Fracture|
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- Pain in the middle of the foot
- Swelling of the foot
- Foot feels better when resting
- Foot feels worse with activity
- Wear shock-absorbing insoles when running or during other high-impact exercise.
- When starting a new sport or increasing your workout, do so gradually.
- Choose footwear that takes into account the specific sport and your type of foot.
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine http://www.aapsm.org
OrthoInfo.org—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://orthoinfo.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Association http://www.coa-aco.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation http://www.canorth.org
Fractures, an overview. American Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00139&return%5Flink=0. Accessed November 17, 2008.
March fracture. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Accessed November 17, 2008.
Metatarsal stress fracture. Merck Manuel website. Available at: http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec21/ch324/ch324m.html. Accessed November 17, 2008.
Metatarsal stress fractures. Sports injury website. Available at: http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/foot/metatarsal.htm. Accessed November 17, 2008.
What is a stress fracture and how should it be treated? American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine website. Available at: http://www.aapsm.org/ct0398.html. Accessed November 17, 2008.
4/24/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Wise JN, Weissman BN, et al. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria for chronic foot pain. Available at: http://www.acr.org/~/media/ACR/Documents/AppCriteria/Diagnostic/ChronicFootPain.pdf. Updated 2013. Accessed April 24, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 00/42/2014