Stress Fracture Specialist

William Street Podiatry Care

Podiatrists located in Financial District, New York, NY

Stress fractures are overuse injuries and are among the most common issues athletes and exercise enthusiasts face. If you think you have a stress fracture or have had one in the past that still causes pain, schedule an evaluation at William Street Podiatry Care. Located in the Financial District, New York, you have a clinic nearby to get the care you need. Book your stress fracture evaluation online or call your most convenient office.

Stress Fracture Q & A

William Street Podiatry Care

What causes stress fractures?

Stress fractures are tiny breaks in your bones that tend to develop gradually over time. Usually, stress fractures occur due to increasing the amount of activity you perform or boosting your intensity too quickly (as with sports or exercise).

Sometimes, though, stress fractures occur because of sudden impact on a new surface. For instance, if you go from training outdoors on a softer track during the summer months, to training indoors on a hardwood floor during winter months, your risk of having a stress fracture increases.

Most stress fractures occur in your lower legs, ankles, and feet, where bones bear the greatest amount of your body weight. Stress fractures tend to form over time, making it important to be able to recognize the symptoms and get started on treatment right away if you suspect a stress fracture.

What are the symptoms of stress fractures?

As you may suspect, the leading symptom of a stress fracture is pain around the affected bone. You may also experience:

  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Bruising or tenderness
  • Pain that improves with rest

The team of podiatrists at William Street Podiatry Care use in-office digital X-ray or ultrasound imaging to help diagnose your stress fracture and get you started on treatment right away.

How are stress fractures treated?

The best thing you can do to help a stress fracture heal is to stay off of it. But the caring board-certified podiatrists at William Street Podiatry Care understand that you don’t want to fall behind on your training or exercise. They offer plenty of solutions to help expedite your healing, relieve pain, and rebuild strength.

Your stress fracture treatment plan, which is tailored specifically to you, may include:

  • Bracing, casting, or splinting
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Custom orthotic shoe inserts
  • Dynamic splinting techniques

For severe breaks or stress fractures that just aren’t healing, you might need surgery. The expert podiatrists at William Street Podiatry Care use surgical screws, plates, and innovative fracture repair systems to help your injury heal, in the most minimally invasive manner possible.

Schedule your visit at William Street Podiatry Care to get the stress fracture treatment you need. You can either request an appointment online or call the nearby location.