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March Stress Fracture
(Stress Fracture, March; Stress Fracture of Metatarsal Bone; Fatigue Fracture)
|March Stress Fracture|
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- 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
Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://orthoinfo.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Association http://www.coa-aco.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation http://www.canorth.org
Fractures (broken bones). American Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Ortho Info website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00139&return%5Flink=0. Updated October 2012. Accessed August 18, 2014.
March fracture. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 29, 2014. Accessed August 18, 2014.
Metatarsal stress fractures. Sports injury website. Available at: http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/foot-heel-pain/metatarsal-fracture. Accessed August 18, 2014.
Stress fracture. Merck Manual Professional Edition website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/injuries%5Fpoisoning/sports%5Finjury/stress%5Ffractures.html. Updated November 2010. Accessed August 18, 2014.
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 August 18, 2014.
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 August 18, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014
- Update Date: 04/24/2014