Stress fractures are sometimes barely noticeable at first – a tender area with pain and some swelling that normally subsides when you rest. However, over time stress fractures can worsen and you may experience pain even when you are not using the affected area.
- Ligaments and tendon sprains – stretched or torn ligaments involving all limbs
- Muscle strains – stretched or torn muscle fibres around the body
- Stress injuries – stress responses in bones around the body
- Trauma – fractures and dislocations of joints and subsequent soft tissue injuries
- Back pain – soreness, tension or stiffness