A stress fracture is a broken bone that occurs when a small or moderate amount of force is applied over and over again to a specific bone. With a stress fracture, the bone breaks but does commonly become displaced (misaligned). Stress fractures are most common in the foot and ankle, since these parts of the body often support the the majority of a person's body weight. Below, find additional content on this condition as well as a link to HSS doctors who treat it.
Read an in-depth overview about the most common types of stress fractures.