Podiatrist in San Leandro, CA
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A stress fracture is an injury that any runner is wary of suffering. The injury is in particular very debilitating due to its longer recovery time, which varies from four to six weeks and is enough to put any training regimen to a standstill. Stress fractures vary from other bone breaks because they are slow-developing and develop gradually. To minimize your risk for developing a stress fracture, be sure to wear shoes with proper support and avoid overtraining. As calcium and vitamin D deficiencies can increase the risk of stress fractures, it is also important to also maintain a nutritional diet.   

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, consult with one of our podiatrists of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors can determine the severity of your condition and provide you with quality care.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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