Stress Fracture Treatment in New York, NY
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Did you know that there are 26 bones in each of your feet? Any one of these bones can become fractured through a variety of activities. A fracture is a crack in the bone and can be classified in a number of ways. If you’ve suffered an injury to your foot and experience pain, swelling, redness, and bruising, you might have fractured one of the bones in your foot. Our experts for foot fractures in New York, NY, will diagnose your fracture and recommended the best treatment options for you.
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Fractures are cracks in the bone of your foot or ankle. While simple fractures can be treated with nonsurgical methods, a severe fracture or break may require surgery to heal properly. Either way, it is critical to have an evaluation by a specialist. Depending on your unique situation, our podiatrist will diagnose your foot fracture and recommend a custom treatment plan for you.
What Is a Metatarsal Fracture?
A metatarsal fracture is a break or crack that occurs in the long bones in the middle of the foot due to trauma. If the broken bones are not aligned properly after your injury, they will not heal correctly. When not healed properly, fractures can cause more foot problems down the road. It is critical to have any possible foot fractures examined and treated by a professional to prevent future complications.
What Causes Fractures?
Common ways to break or fracture the bones in the foot include, dropping a heavy object on your foot, participating in intense or contact sports, having poor form during exercise, falling down, or other trauma to the foot. If you’ve suffered an injury to your foot and experience pain, swelling, redness, and bruising, you may have broken a bone in your foot and should contact our podiatrist for an evaluation immediately.
What Is a Stress Fracture?
Most foot fractures typically result from a sudden impact, however, foot stress fractures can sneak up on you more slowly. The bones in your feet withstand significant force every day when you walk, run, or jump. The cells in those bones continually work to repair and strengthen themselves to keep up with that strain. When your bones can’t keep up with your ongoing activity, they can develop cracks or bruises. These are called stress fractures.
Stress fractures are usually seen in athletes and other people who perform repetitive movements that place strain on the feet. You can also be at higher risk for a stress fracture if you suffer from a bone-weakening condition such as osteoporosis.
How Do You Treat Fractures?
Many fractures can be treated with a cast and R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). Stay off the foot – a walking boot or crutches can relieve pressure, while icing and compression wraps can reduce swelling. Be sure to raise your foot above your heart, especially during the night, to speed up your recovery. Our podiatrist may also offer a cast or walking boot for you to use.
Surgery can be used to realign the broken bones before placing a screw to hold the bones together. This procedure allows them to heal properly. It usually takes six to eight weeks to recover. Our podiatrist will help determine which treatment option is best for you at your initial evaluation.
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- Complete Examination
- Custom Treatment Options
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