Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills had two screws placed in his left foot in April in order to repair a stress fracture. Although stress fractures like the one he had usually heal in 6-12 weeks, sometimes the healing doesn’t go as planned. Watkins recently stated that he will be playing against the Jets, despite rumors that he was still recovering from foot surgery.
Activities where too much pressure is put on the feet can cause stress fractures. To learn more, contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.
Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use. Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.
What are Stress Fractures?
Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-high impact workouts
Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.