Stress fractures are a common type of overuse injury usually due to repetitive force. They can occur in anyone but most often in people who are starting a new exercise regimen or activity or who have an underlying bone condition- like osteoporosis. Signs of stress fractures include pain and swelling in a specific area of the foot that improves with rest. Evaluation and treatment includes xrays, rest and some form of immobilization. If you have sudden pain in your foot after starting a new activity, please call the office at 732-747-2111 or contact us for an appointment today. With the current pandemic, more and more people are getting exercise by walking long distances outside, this is one of the most common ways to develop stress fractures.