Tibial Stress Fractures


As running become more popular as a form of exercise, the risk for developing musculoskeletal injuries goes up as well. Stress fractures are one of the most serious injuries, it account for 6-20% of injuries in track and field athletes and long distance runners (4) . In runners, stress fracture are most commonly seen in the tibia, which requires an average of 8 weeks of recovery (2).

This post is about tibial stress fractures, what they are, how they occur, and some things your patients can do to help keep them at bay.