Because I’ve had so many stress fractures over the past 3 years and was recently diagnosed with another one, it’s easy for me to forget how hard dealing with a stress fracture can be for those who’ve never dealt with one before. That’s where this post is coming from today to share with you how to recover from a stress fracture. Before jumping into the how, here’s a recap of how I got here.
Since 2014, I’ve battled numerous stress fractures. I’ve seen MANY doctors with no definitive answer. They all assume it’s been due to osteopenia, avascular necrosis and having amenorrhea. As a side note, I had amenorrhea for 2 years caused by psychological stress and being on birth control since I was 16 (certain birth control pills cause menstruation to stop in some women). In 2015, my hormones improved and I was able to get my period back naturally.
Now that you understand my history with stress fractures, here are some things I do to recover from stress fractures. Please note that while I am a nutrition practitioner and certified health coach, I am not your doctor. What works for me, may not work for everyone.