STRESS FRACTURES OF FOOT & LEGS
A natural approach – no orthotics, no surgery, no medication
What are Stress Fractures of Foot & Legs?
Stress fractures are most commonly caused by excessive repetitive trauma / forces to an area of the foot and leg.
What causes stress fractures?
Stress fractures can either be due to poor foot posture and mechanics or due to a rapid increase in work load / training (‘too much too soon’). Poor foot posture (subluxated joints) will put increased stress on a bone and increase the risk of a stress fracture. Stress fractures tend to present with a pinpoint (focal) pain and sometimes associated with swelling and redness. In most cases pain is aggravated by weightbearing. Generally a plain film X-ray (radiographs) will be negative in diagnosing the presence of a stress fracture but a bone scan will help to establish the diagnosis. Further test such as a CT scan may also be required.
How to fix stress fractures naturally?
Reducing the excessive load / stress on the feet and legs is critical in allowing the stressed bone to heal. Common stress fractures of the foot and leg involve the: metatarsals, navicular, sesamoids, tibia and fibula. Depending on the affected bone the initial treatment of a stress fracture will range from 4 to 6 weeks of weightbearing rest to immobilisation in a non-weightbearing cast. Once the stress fracture is healed, progressive training principles and correcting the underlying poor foot posture (subluxations) will prevent them from reoccurring.
If you have suffered or wish to prevent stress fractures from occurring in your feet and legs call to make an appointment with a Podiatrist at the Foot Posture Centre.
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Pain
- Arch Pain
- Back Pain (Lower)
- Ball of Foot Pain
- Big Toe Joint Pain
- Children’s Feet
- Claw Toes
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toe
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- High Arched Feet
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Midfoot Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures of Foot & Legs
- Tired / Aching Legs
- Weak Ankles / Ankle Instability
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending on the diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.
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