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Pediatric Stress Fractures May Occur in Active Children

Monday, 26 October 2020 00:00

Children who participate in sporting events may experience a pediatric stress fracture. It is considered to be a hairline fracture, and it often occurs in the feet. The symptoms that are often associated with stress fractures are pain and discomfort after an activity has been accomplished, and it can be difficult to walk. A stress fracture generally occurs from repetitive pressure, or possibly from nutritional deficiencies. The healing process may consist of wearing a protective boot, and it can help to refrain from participating in the activity that caused the fracture. If you believe that your child has a stress fracture, it is strongly suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can effectively treat this condition.

Activities where too much pressure is put on the feet can cause stress fractures. To learn more, contact Dr. Harris L. Klear from Burlington County Podiatry Associates. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  The feet and ankles then 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. Stress on the feet can cause cracks to form in the bones, thus creating stress fractures.

What Are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

  • Runners                                  
  • People affected with Osteoporosis
  • Tennis or basketball players
  • Gymnasts
  • 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 which involves high impact will aggravate pain.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Marlton and Delran, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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