They are also more frequent in women lactational (less than 15% FAT), perhaps because they have a lower bone density than age and physical activity similar controls. Making an early diagnosis is vital: a study of 23 fractures of femoral neck showed that elite athletes had represented the cause of abandonment of the practice of sport. However, the history of these patients is uniformly similar: pain appear gradually over a period of 2-3 weeks in the case affecting bone cortical, and shorter (even less than 24 hours) in the event that affects cancellous bone; There is almost always a history of change in the training load, either during a period of time more or less gradual, or in a single event. Symptoms begin insidiously. At the beginning the athlete note a dull ache at one or another pimple that appears at the end of the training. The intensity of pain, at first moderate, is progressively increased throughout the days, until you reach a level in which no can continue running.
At first the pain subsides with rest, but reappears with the training. As the days pass, the pain is playing to increasingly shorter distances and persists for a few hours once he cedes the activity sports. Finally the pain stays even at night, although it does not prevent sleep, and any attempt to run causes severe pain immediately and have to pause your workout. After a few days of rest the athlete feels better and tries to run again, to discover that the pain appears. This way you can lose throughout the competition season. TR treatment the first point to consider will be a correct diet, especially in young girls and sportsman living away from the family. We should tend to a diet low in fat, rich in carbohydrates and avoiding sweets, carbonated beverages by its wealth of phosphates (whose excess can represent an important factor in bad adaptation of bone to the effort).