OVERVIEW

Stress Fractures

These fractures are caused by repetitive submaximal loads on the foot, ankle, and leg. They are often the result of overuse (in athletes over-training). These fractures are very common in female athletes and long-distance runners.

The lower leg in runners, the calcaneus and talus in distance runners, as well as the big toe, are all common stress fracture sites.

Rest is often enough to relieve pain and tenderness. The fracture may not always be visible on X-rays. MRI and bone scans may prove useful.

The majority of people heal by resting, immobilization, and cross-training. Avoid high-impact exercises and wear comfortable shoes.

GOALS

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Increase Oxygen to Tissues
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Safety
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
RESOURCES

PHYSICAL THERAPY
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BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION
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CUPPING
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DRY NEEDLING
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IASTM
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MANUAL THERAPY
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Vestibular System

ORTHOPEDIC THERAPY
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SPINAL MANIPULATION
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SPORTS REHAB
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TELEHEALTH
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ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE

ELBOW, WRIST & HAND PAIN
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FOOT & ANKLE PAIN
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BACK PAIN & SCIATICA
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SHOULDER PAIN
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HIP & KNEE PAIN
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TMJ/TMD

DIZZINESS & VERTIGO
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SPORTS INJURY
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TENNIS & PICKLEBALL INJURY
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RUNNING INJURIES
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NECK PAIN
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BALANCE AND GAIT