The weight-bearing bones in your feet take a lot of abuse that leaves them vulnerable to stress fractures. The experienced team at One Oak Medical, including foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Homam Badri and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ahmad Badri, offers specialized orthopedic and podiatric treatments to resolve all of your bone issues, including stress fractures in the foot. If you’re suffering from foot pain that could be a stress fracture, schedule an appointment online or call One Oak Medical in Wayne or Paramus, New Jersey.
A stress fracture is a tiny crack or severe bruising inside a bone in your foot.
This type of foot injury is usually the caused by repetitive activities or overuse. It’s also common for a stress fracture to occur after a sudden increase in physical activity related to duration, frequency, or intensity. Additional causes include:
Stress fractures are common in athletes and runners but can occur in anyone.
If you sustain a stress fracture in your foot, the most common symptom is pain. Walking and other weight-bearing activities usually aggravate this pain. Addition symptoms include:
In some cases, bruising can also be present with a foot stress fracture. If you think you have a stress fracture, it’s important to see Dr. Badri as quickly as possible. When ignored, a bone with a stress fracture can break completely.
During your appointment, Dr. Badri reviews your personal and medical history as well as the activities you participate in regularly. He also performs a physical examination of your foot and ankle to look for signs of tenderness and bone injury.
To confirm a stress fracture is present, Dr. Badri may take digital X-rays taken of your foot right in the One Oak Medical office. To treat a stress fracture in your foot, Dr. Badri might recommend a variety of treatments. Nonsurgical therapies often include:
In some cases, surgical treatment might be required to insert pins, screws, or plates to hold your bones in place while they heal.
It can take a minimum of six to eight weeks for a stress fracture to heal.
For more information on stress fractures in the foot, call One Oak Medical or schedule an appointment online.