Stress Fractures—Not Just For Athletes
Starting a new physical activity such as dancing, running, or playing a team sport can lead to pain in the feet known as a stress fracture. You may wonder if you have a stress fracture and you may wonder what is causing this condition. Whether you enjoy playing soccer with your friends at Dream Catcher Park, or prefer to take in the historical sights along the Surprise Women’s Heritage Trail, don’t let the discomfort of a stress fracture slow you down.
Stress fractures occur when repetitive motion is put on the bones. It’s true that people who have recently started a new physical activity, or have amped up their athletic abilities, are more likely to suffer from stress fractures. However, there are other risk factors. Women are at a higher risk than men of developing stress fractures. People with high arches or flat feet are also more likely to suffer from these tiny breaks in the bone. Weakened bones, caused by osteoporosis, are another indicator that an individual might run the risk of feeling the pain caused by stress fractures.
Do you fall into any of these categories? If the pain in your feet is a dull ache that worsens with physical activity and causes redness and swelling; you should schedule an appointment right away.
Don’t live in fear that you will not be able to participate in your favorite physical activity without pain. Dr. Peyman Elison and Dr. Viedra Elison are on your side when it comes to treating stress fractures. Call our practice today at 623-584-5556 and find out how we can help you get moving again.
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