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Stress Fracture Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery Time Topic Guide

Stress Fracture Stress Fracture: A stress fracture is an overuse injury of the bone. Typically, stress fractures occur in the leg, hip, foot, or pelvis. Causes of stress fractures include overuse injuries, osteoporosis, falls, medications, muscle weakness, and obesity. The treatment of a stress fracture depends on the cause.

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ibuprofen Ibuprofen

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codeine Codeine

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