Top
20
Doctor insights on: Why Do Flat Feet Make People More Prone To Stress Fractures

Share
1

1
Why do flat feet make people more prone to stress fractures?

Why do flat feet make people more prone to stress fractures?

Micro trauma to bone: Flat feet is a condition in which the arch of the foot collapse, causing the foot to be contact with the ground .With repetitive usage , esp with runners, it causes muscles to be fatigue, in turn put stress to the bones which can cause stress fractures.. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,099 doctors shared insights

Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


5

5
Does someone with a screw in there foot more prone to stress fractures while doing military type training?

Does someone with a screw in there foot more prone to stress fractures while doing military type training?

Screw in foot: Does someone with a screw in there foot more prone to stress fractures while doing military type training? ANS: you should not be doing military training with a screw in foot. I recommend removing screw first if is just" in your foot".. Dr. humor here. But if screw in bone in old fracture then you should not be doing heavy military training but ask your military Dr. ...Read more

9

9
Will a foot stress fracture heal if i walk limitedly on it?

Will a foot stress fracture heal if i walk limitedly on it?

MAYBE: It could heal; conversely, it could evolve into a complete fx. Calcium level, vitamin D level, smoking all influence healing. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
11

11
Top of foot swollen? Could this be a stress fracture?

Top of foot swollen? Could this be a stress fracture?

Yes, maybe: There are several things that can cause swelling on top of foot and stress fracture is one. If you suspect this, see your podiatrist or orthopedist. You will need to get an x-ray and sometimes other testing is necessary as stress fractures can be difficult to visualize on plain x-ray in the beginning of injury. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can shin splints cause stress fractures in your foot?

Can shin splints cause stress fractures in your foot?

Not directly, but...: Shin splints are usually caused by irritation in the lining of the bone (periosteum) of the shins. Stress fractures result from repeated stress to a bone. If you are overdoing a certain exercise, sport, or activity you can cause and or worsen shin splints and/or stress fractures. The two are not related to each other, but may be related to your activity. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What would cause stress fractures in the feet of a 15 year old?

What would cause stress fractures in the feet of a 15 year old?

Stress Fractures: Stress fractures can occur as a result of repetitive amounts of minor trauma to an area. In the foot, the second metatarsal is one of the more common sites to find stress fractures. Stopping whatever activity is causing pain is important in the treatment of the stress fracture. ...Read more

15

15
How are stress fractures of the foot usually treated?

How are stress fractures of the foot usually treated?

Treatment stress fx: The treatment of a stress fracture includes: rest, activity modification, you may need a boot/cast/or taped dressing, vitamin d/calcium, smoking cessation, and time. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
What is the best treatment for stress fractures in feet?

What is the best treatment for stress fractures in feet?

Depends: On which bone and your overall state of health. Some stress fractures can be treated using a soft cast or cam walker, while others need a hard cast. The "best" treatment needs to be custom-made for you and your particular circumstances. Discuss this with your podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How do you treat stress fracture in the feet?

How do you treat stress fracture in the feet?

boot.wb protection: Depends on where the stress fx. Is but in a young pt.Like you if u have a metatarsal stress fx.(most common) a protectective boot or cam-walker for 6-8 wks.Weight-bearing is increased as the fracture heals. A bone stimulator may be indicated if healing is slow.See your ors. ...Read more

19

19
How is a foot stress fracture diagnosed?

How is a  foot stress fracture diagnosed?

X-ray or MRI: A stress fracture in the foot may not initially show up on x-ray. If the area still hurts 1-2 months later then a second x-ray may show some signs of new bone growth indicative of a stress fracture. Or you can get an MRI scan that is more detailed and may show the stress fracture site via swelling internally or on the surface of the bone. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What to do about stress fracture in foot?

Stay off it: You need to stay off of it using a cast or walking boot to protect it. Also, you should be under a doctors care to make sure it is healing, has not shifted or moved and is in proper alignment to heal. If it is out of alignment you may need surgery as you don't want it to heal in the wrong position. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Lonnie Smith
792 doctors shared insights

Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


Dr. Robert Conenello
234 doctors shared insights

Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more