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Stress Fractures

It would be best if you took proper care of your feet and legs. They are the support your whole body counts on for daily tasks. That’s why Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic is here. We provide compassionate care for all types of injuries, birth defects, and issues that may arise due to use or genetics. Our team offers therapy, treatment, and recovery expertise to help with everything from tendonitis to stress fractures.

If you’re not sure a stress fracture is your problem, continue reading below to see what you need to know and how to treat it properly:

What Are Stress Fractures?

This is one of the most common injuries that we see in a sports atmosphere. This type of injury is due to the overuse of an area. You may end up with a stress fracture due to tired muscles and cannot absorb shock like they typically would. In this instance, the muscle will shift the load to your bones which can cause a tiny fracture.

The most common complaint with a stress fracture is a pain when using the foot or ankle. It will reduce when the body is allowed to rest. By performing an x-ray on your area of pain, we can determine if this is the cause of your discomfort.

Treatment Methods

Our main treatment for this type of crack in the bone is to give yourself plenty of rest. You must not resume the activity that caused the fracture too soon. This can lead to more damage or the likelihood the fracture will never heal correctly.

If you feel you have stress fractures, be sure to reach out to our office today by calling (425) 482-6663 to set up a consultation appointment.