See a Podiatrist for Stress Fractures of the Feet

You notice some soreness in your foot. It’s minor-league annoying. But it doesn’t go away. It begins to interfere with your workouts and daily activities. The pain gets worse, more persistent. The foot becomes bruised, swollen, and painful to walk on. When a patient comes to us with these symptoms here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we’re immediately going to suspect that they’ve got a stress fracture.

What is a stress fracture and who gets them?

A stress fracture is also known as a fatigue fracture or an overuse injury. It’s a small crack in a bone, affecting only the surface without actually permeating the bone. Stress fractures are quite common in runners and other athletes who stress their feet by suddenly increasing the amount of training they do, using an improper technique, or changing the surface, they’re training on.

But stress fractures can also be a result of poor biomechanics. Remember that your feet are connected to your ankles, which are connected to your lower limbs, knees, upper legs, and hips. All of these body parts line up differently in every individual. Podiatrists are trained to recognize anything that’s out of alignment and may be causing foot pain.

Podiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM, and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM are uniquely qualified to asses any biomechanical abnormalities that might lead to a stress fracture in the foot. These include

How to treat a stress fracture

If you have any of the symptoms of a stress fracture, contact us at our office in Solon, Ohio. Using digital x-ray and ultrasound imaging, we can quickly determine the extent of your fracture and recommend the proper treatment. We can also advise you on ways to prevent future stress fracture injuries. You can reach Dr. Frey and Dr. Oltmann by phone at (440) 903-1041, or we invite you to make an appointment online.

You notice some soreness in your foot. It’s minor-league annoying. But it doesn’t go away. It begins to interfere with your workouts and daily activities. The pain gets worse, more persistent. The foot becomes bruised, swollen, and painful to walk on. When a patient comes to us with these symptoms here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we’re immediately going to suspect that they’ve got a stress fracture.

What is a stress fracture and who gets them?

A stress fracture is also known as a fatigue fracture or an overuse injury. It’s a small crack in a bone, affecting only the surface without actually permeating the bone. Stress fractures are quite common in runners and other athletes who stress their feet by suddenly increasing the amount of training they do, using an improper technique, or changing the surface, they’re training on.

But stress fractures can also be a result of poor biomechanics. Remember that your feet are connected to your ankles, which are connected to your lower limbs, knees, upper legs, and hips. All of these body parts line up differently in every individual. Podiatrists are trained to recognize anything that’s out of alignment and may be causing foot pain.

Podiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM, and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM are uniquely qualified to asses any biomechanical abnormalities that might lead to a stress fracture in the foot. These include

How to treat a stress fracture

If you have any of the symptoms of a stress fracture, contact us at our office in Solon, Ohio. Using digital x-ray and ultrasound imaging, we can quickly determine the extent of your fracture and recommend the proper treatment. We can also advise you on ways to prevent future stress fracture injuries. You can reach Dr. Frey and Dr. Oltmann by phone at (440) 903-1041, or we invite you to make an appointment online.