Date: May 13, 2018
May 20, 2018 (56 days ago)
The Foot Specialist by John S. Sciortino, D.PM STRESS FRACTURES" Once the choice of yuppies and other over-achievers, nunning for exercise has lost some of its allure One reason is the mmberof scrious injurics joggers can nn ito, with stress fractures being among the most common You don't even hive to be a nunner to suffer this type of crack in the bones of the lower leg or foot. Stress fractures are caused by repeated pounding on bone stnuctures cither by the stress of walking or nunning or by the muscles pulling on tlhe bonc. They commonly occur shontly afler a new exercise program las begun or after somconc has made a major change foot wear, duration of exercise or surface on which exercising is done. Pain is the symptom to watch for. A new stress fracture can be difficult to sec on routine X-rays, although as new bones grow in to repair the crack, a line will become visible. Diagnosis can also be made with a MRI For more information on today's topic or an appointment, feel free to cal This column is presented as a commly service by North Teras Foot Care Associates, Dr Jol Sciortino are conveniently located at 3415 Lo Lake Rd,Sheran T Phone 903-893-966 Dr: Sciortino is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery amd a Fellow of the American College of Foot Surgeons PS. Forget the no pain, no gain theory. Stress fractures must be heeded. Several wecks of limited activity, and special shoc gear arc usually prescribed.