Union captain Maurice Edu will be out for three months due to a stress fracture injury he recently discovered in his leg. An X-ray diagnosis found that Edu had a stress fracture rather than a stress reaction. Edu had hernia surgery last fall and was in recovery for five months. Edu’s diagnosis rated the stress reaction at grade two, with the bone showing “signs of cracking or breaking.” Edu will have to wear a walking boot and use crutches, unable to participate in any strenuous physical activity.
Activities where too much pressure is put on the feet can cause stress fractures. To learn more, see Dr. Jordan Rachlin of New York. Our doctor will treat your growing feet in addition to other podiatric-related needs.
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:
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-high impact workouts
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.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Monroe, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.