jose-iglesiasJose Iglesias, the shortstop for the Detroit Tigers, has stress fractures in both of his legs. According to his doctors he will need at least four to six months to recover, but Tigers manager Dave Dombrowski is looking at it more practically. “(He could) perhaps be back later in the year, but in my thought process that’s more unlikely than likely at this point,” Dombrowski stated.

Instead, he hopes to have Iglesias ready for next season, and has the player doing upper-body conditioning exercises to keep himself in shape. “This is a very rare situation for somebody at any age, but particularly a young individual,” Dombrowski said.  

Stress fractures in the lower extremities are often excruciatingly painful. If you think you might have a stress fracture in your foot or ankle, think about going to podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti of Hamilton. Dr. Ricketti can recommend a type of foot care to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

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:
-runners                                  
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts


Symptoms

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.

Treatment

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot. Some fractures heal very fast while others take a long times and one would need crutches.

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