We want your child to be able to pursue the activity of their choice safely and with the support they need.
Shriners Children's provides care for all types of fractures, including stress fractures, a common sports injury.
Our fracture care team of physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists and more are here to get your child back in the game.
A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone or severe bruising within a bone. This injury is often caused by repetitive stress or force from overuse, such as running, swinging a bat and kicking a ball. Stress fractures can occur in many areas of the body, including a child's arm, leg, foot, back and spine.
Symptoms for stress fractures include swelling and pain that worsens over time.
Shriners Children's care team will assess your child, and if it is determined a stress fracture is present, treatment can include resting from the repetitive motion, a walking boot, brace, or crutches to reduce the bone's weight-bearing load.
Specific treatments and services may vary by location. Please contact a specific location for more information.
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