Caris LeVert, junior guard for the University of Michigan, recently incurred a stress fracture in his foot that had to be corrected with surgery. His procedure went well and it’s predicted that he’ll be back to full health in about eight to ten weeks. “He is doing well . . . We are confident he will participate in our late summer training and play in our August trip to Europe,” said John Beilein, Michigan’s coach.
LeVert’s skills have made him a formidable player in the Big Ten. He had been planning to attend the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in the summer, but because of his surgery his enrollment status is uncertain for now.
Stress fractures are common among those who partake in a lot of physical activity involving their feet. For assistance dealing with a stress fracture in the foot or ankle, consult with Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can determine how badly hurt you are and help you get the care that you need.
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)
-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.
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