After over 500 miles on her cross-country run to raise money and awareness for hunger, Steph Robinson suffered a stress fracture that forced her to stop the rest of her trip. “I felt a sudden snap followed by intense pain,” Robinson shared on Facebook. “I ran through it just to finish up NV, but was hurting extremely badly. Went to the ER today after trying to *walk* - diagnosis is a stress fracture. 6-8 weeks off my leg.” Robinson had planned to end up in Delaware by the end of the summer.
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 from Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC. Our doctors can determine the severity of your condition and provide you with quality care.
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)
-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 one of our offices located in Connecticut. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.