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Hi, I was wondering what has worked for you in preventing stress fractures? Calcium supplements? Cross training more etc.
Is there any difference in how to prevent stress fractures in non-weight bearing bones vs. in weight bearing bones?
Why do stress fractures occur in non-weight bearing bones anyway?
Thanks in advance for you help
I read the results of a recent study done at Creighton University where 3700 females were studied- those given calcium and vitamin D in excess of the rda had 27 percent fewer stress fractures. I have been coping with a pelvic stress fracture, and as a result am taking supplements. Anything to lower the risk is worth it. My sports med doc suggested a biomechanical gait analysis which also showed I needed more motion control in my shoes and that I need to strengthen hip flexors.
I got a stress fracture in 2000 and have been super paranoid since. The original SF was not caused by running, though, long clutzy story though.
I take calcium supplements and do cross training a couple times a weekas well. I also change my shoes very frequently.
Happy New Year and I am not sure you are still active here. I had a bike accident and broke the same part of my Pelvis that you did. I am one week out. When I fell I knew I hit hard and something was not right. I was able to stand up and ride the remaining 3 miles to my home. After showering, I went to the ER.
I told them exactly where the issue was I just knew there was a break in my pelvis. It was a simple stable single fracture of my Inferior Pubic Ramus like you on my left side. Both the ER and Ortho MD's says to walk on it and in 6 weeks it will be healed. Both said no PT or OT necessary. While I could gingerly walk for a short distance ( in the house, using a crutch outside) I know its going to take a while.
I saw that you said that yours took 9months! Is that right? Any PT for you? What sort of exercise did you do at what point and what can I do? Any sort of advice would be appreciated Thanks Dave