In other tips I’ve discussed training risk factors, such as increasing your training too quickly, that increase your chance of suffering an overuse injury like a stress fracture. Poor shoe condition in runners and inadequate caloric intake are also important factors. Poor bone density plays a role in stress fractures too.

Weaker bones cannot withstand the same level of repetitive stress. Better than giving up weight-bearing exercise like jogging, you might consider undergoing a baseline bone density screening. You could then observe or treat a deficiency if you have one.

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Tibial Stress Fracture
Bone loss in adolescent female runners

Optimize your bone density to prevent possible stress fractures.

You might also consider screening if you suffer a stress fracture. This injury could result solely from overtraining without enough time to rest. Underlying osteopenia or osteoporosis can be found, though, even in teenage female athletes. Since a sizable percentage of stress fractures are recurrent injuries, it could be worthwhile to undergo bone density screening after you suffer a stress fracture.

As always, you should check with your doctor if you have specific questions or concerns about stress fractures or bone mineral density.