A stress fracture is a thin crack in your bone that occurs due to repetitive impact and overuse. Initially, you may have minor pain when you use that body part for any activity. This will ease off when you rest. Over time, the pain will start developing much earlier each time and worsen. There will also be pain when you touch the area of fracture. You may also see swelling and redness.
If you've broken a bone, eat a high-calorie diet rich in calcium and protein – like milk and meat – the building blocks for the bone. Eat citrus fruits to reduce inflammation and vitamin D foods like eggs and fatty fish to absorb calcium better. Eat fruits like apricot and prunes for potassium, oysters for zinc, and red meat for iron, all of which speed healing. Skip alcohol and coffee till you recover fully.
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