Sports Medicine at the Drexel Center for Women's Health
There are more and more female athletes today and this has led to a higher rate of injuries, including overuse injuries, in women.
Studies have found that women have a higher rate of stress fractures than men. Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They are caused by repetitive motions, often by overuse—such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances. Stress fractures also can happen during normal use of a bone that's been weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis.
To help prevent sports injuries:
- Warm up properly before exercise
- Stretch after warm-up or exercise
- Cool down after exercise
Drexel Sports Medicine diagnoses and manages injuries and medical conditions for active women and female athletes. If you are having pain or discomfort from a sports-related activity, please contact us right away.
Sports Medicine Physician
Alicia Tucker, MD
The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.