If you've had one stress fracture, you probably know that you're at a significantly increased risk for another one. In fact, that's the single greatest risk factor for stress fracture.
So what can you do to potentially reduce your risk? Strength training. Heavy strength training.
Stress fractures are truly a runner's worst nightmare - they're one of the only injuries that you absolutely won't be able to run through.
Let's review what they are, how to diagnose them, and how to optimize healing in those early phases of rehab!
As your stress fracture heals, you'll feel better and better. It's tough not to jump too far ahead during this stage - where you're allowed to walk without crutches, but not yet ready to run.
Here are some recommendations and guidelines for mid to late stage rehab of femoral neck stress fractures.