Have you ever had a stress fracture? This type of fracture can happen to many different bones in the body such as in your foot, arm, ribs, spine, leg, etc. This typically occurs in athletes and those who repeatedly put their body and bones under stress. According to an article by KYforward.com, it is common among athletes, but it can happen to anyone! Another focused group of people that might experience stress fractures are those who have nutritional deficiencies or just weaker bones than most.
Symptoms of a stress fracture include pain in the area, tenderness to the touch, and discomfort or pain that will not go away with sleep or during day-to-day activities. Most people try to "push through" their fractures, not knowing that it can be further ruining their bone.
Ways that you can treat your stress fractures on your own include icing the area every fifteen to twenty minutes, your average pain relievers such as ibuprofen or an aspirin, and keeping off of your feet as much as possible for the next six to eight weeks.
The Foot Institute at www.footinstitute.com specializes in the medical and surgical procedures of the foot and ankle. It is one of the largest group of foot specialists in Alberta, Canada. We have 20 different and conveniently located establishments. We also have a team of doctors at each location that is educated and trained in the highest regard for the best results. These doctors are trained to handle everything foot and ankle, everything from ingrown toenails to major ailments such as reconstructive surgery on the foot. So if the need arises to have your foot area examined, we are here at the Foot Institute.
Foot Institute Clinic - Calgary
Unit 143, 755 Lake Bonavista Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 0N3
Local: (403) 242-3668