Stress fractures are tiny, surface-level cracks in bone tissue that develop in response to an accumulation of forces overtime. These common overuse injuries need to be treated so as to prevent bigger problems from developing. In order for you to receive the treatment and care you need, you will need to be able to recognize stress fracture symptoms, including:
- Pain, which is barely noticeable at first, but becomes stronger over time.
- Tenderness in a specific area—the location of your stress fracture—that decreases during rest.
- Swelling in the tender, painful area.
Now that you know the signs of a stress fracture, make sure you come in and see our doctors here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida if you are experiencing any of them. We will evaluate the injury and determine the extent of the damage, and then set you up with a treatment plan to effectively resolve it for you. You can request your appointment for any of our Orlando, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, and Tavares offices online, or give us a call at 407-339-7759 (or 352-589-9550 if you call from Lake County) today!