What is a stress fracture?
A stress fracture occurs when a bone breaks but not all the way through. It will feel like a deep throbbing pain and you may notice some swelling and more pain when load bearing. Most common stress fractures occur at the Tibia – one of two bones that make up the calf. The Tibia is the larger bone at the front of the leg. As it is weight bearing it takes the most pressure from activities such as running.