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Monday, 14 December 2015 22:53

Stress Fractures are Common in Anyone that Puts Pressure on their Feet

broken foot4Lower extremity stress fractures occur mostly in athletes or those that are constantly working on their feet. With the help of repetitive impacts, running or jumping, stress fractures make up eight percent of all lower extremity activities. Pain during your regular routine, sharp pain over a point on the bone, swelling without bruising, and experiencing aching pain after an activity can mean a stress fracture has occurred and immediate medical attention is necessary.

Activities where too much pressure is put on the feet can cause stress fractures. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Gregory Birch and Dr. Andrew J. Birch of New York. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use. Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                  

-people affected with Osteoporosis

-play tennis or basketball

-gymnastics

-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

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