Mitch Creek, 36ers captain, was determined to have suffered a stress fracture in his foot following the loss against Melbourne United in October. Creek is currently in recovery, for up to eight weeks. He was inspected by club doctors, who “advised [that] the fracture will heal without surgery, but the eight weeks needed means he will miss approximately 10 matches.” Creek said he had experienced “incredible” pain for about two minutes until he decided to sub himself out. He was confident that he would be able to return “fitter, bigger, better and stronger.”
Activities where too much pressure is put on the feet can cause stress fractures. To learn more, contact Dr. LeKeisha George from Forest Hills Podiatric Medical Care. Dr. George will treat your foot and ankle concerns.
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 in Forest Hills, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.