My friend and colleague, Dr. Lani Simpson – Author:  Dr. Lani’s No Nonsense Bone Health Guide, is my guest blogger this month.

Fractures:  Is Anyone Listening?

There are many types of fractures; a stress fracture is one of them. A stress fracture can be a normal response to repeated stress upon normal bone. A good example of this is a stress fracture that occurs when an athlete who is preparing seven days a week for a triathlon or a backpacker carrying a very heavy backpack and walking for miles. These stress fractures are most commonly seen in the bones of the feet and ankles. However, stress fractures can occur almost anywhere in the body and they can be normal or abnormal, which can indicate underlying bone pathology.