Young Skater Undergoes Several Challenges Including Suffering Stress Fractures

Young Skater Undergoes Several Challenges Including Suffering Stress Fractures

Presley ChandlerAt the age of 14, Presley Chandler has a very busy lifestyle, more than other teenagers her age. Presley has two-hour figure skating classes at least three days a week, and practice days which she does on her own time. She says her commitment is worth it, and dreams of making it to the Nationals one day.

Presley has endured some physical challenges as well. A year ago, doctors found two stress fractures in her right foot, placing a pause on her skating practice for all of spring and summer. Due to her injuries Presley now sees a sports medicine doctor and chiropractor regularly.

Stress fractures in the foot and ankle can make physical activity difficult. For assistance dealing with this condition, consider seeing a podiatrist like Dr. Donald C. Stran. Dr. Stran will suggest a variety of treatment options to help you recover from a stress fracture of any size.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

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?

Common among 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 involving 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.

  • Surgery with support pins around the fracture helps
  • A great intake of Calcium and Vitamin-D helps for strong bones

If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Gary
gary@drstran.com


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