Hairline Fracture Sidelines NBA Player
Antonio Barton of the Memphis Tigers suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Barton will be out 4-6 weeks. Fortunately Barton will not require any surgery but may miss the third round of the NCAA tournament if his foot does not heal.
When overuse occurs in the bone, it can lead to stress fracturesor in the case of a tendon, tendinitis. If you think you may have sustained an injury such as a stress fracture you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will give you a thorough examination to determine the cause of your cold feet and recommend appropriate treatment options.
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?
Common among individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:
-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.
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