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Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Stress Fractures
Get lots of vitamin D and calcium

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures often occur as a result of overuse, and they frequently affect the feet.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests these precautions to help reduce the risk of stress fractures:

  • Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamin D and calcium.
  • Always wear appropriate athletic equipment, such as supportive running shoes.
  • Alternate activities to ease strain on the bones, such as switching between swimming and cycling.
  • Start slow when it comes to new activities, gradually increasing intensity and duration.
  • Practice strength training for strong muscles and bones.
  • Rest any time you have swelling or feel pain.

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