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Fractures

Fractures can occur for a number of reasons related to trauma to the bone. Traumatic injuries, including those sustained during falls, car accidents, or fights, can cause bone to break.

Symptoms

  • Sharp, intense pain
  • Popping or snapping sounds
  • Swelling and inflammation near or around injury location
  • A visible, unnatural bend in a bone

Treatment

  • Casting or bracing
  • Surgery
  • Locking plate technology

 

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures occur when constant use of muscle groups leads to stress on bone. These fractures can be caused by changes in the surface on which physical activities are performed.

Symptoms

  • Pain during distance running
  • Tenderness near or around injury location
  • Swelling near or around injury location

Treatment

  • Rest for up to 8 weeks
  • Continue exercise

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