Recently, famous swimmer Michael Phelps incurred a stress fracture. As a result, Phelps wears a boot on his right foot. Although the Olympian retired from the sport after the 2012 London games, there are rumors pegging his return to compete in 2016, even if his injury says otherwise.
‘‘I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future,’’ Phelps said recently. ‘‘I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.’’ Despite Phelps’ injury, Phelps’ former coach Bob Bowman remains optimistic.
Dealing with a stress fracture, like Anderson’s can be a painful endeavor. Treatment and recovery can be aided with the help of a podiatrist, like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can help by examining the stress fracture and determining the best course of treatment.
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?
-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.
- Surgery with support pins around the fracture helps
- A great intake of Calcium and Vitamin-D helps for strong bones
- Set a regimen for running or other activity
- Wear supportive shoes
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