stress fracturesPoint guard Cameron Payne of Oklahoma City Thunder has suffered an acute fracture in his right foot during a team scrimmage in September, but decided not to have surgery. Cameron had consulted with different specialists to assess his treatment options. “Based on these consultations and the options provided, Cameron has chosen to pursue a non-surgical route provided by the physicians that is intended to ideally allow the bone to heal on its own and avoid surgery,” said Thunder general manager Sam Presti.

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture,contact Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse. As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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