Music sensation Usher had recently undergone surgery to repair a fractured foot. The performer did not let his injury keep him from putting on a show, however; at the 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day concert in Washington, D.C., Usher hit the stage with a crutch and leg brace. The singer performed his classic hits as well as covering John Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory” and The Beatles’ “Come Together”. Surprises further came with a guest performance by Common.
Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, consult with one of our podiatrists from Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors can determine the severity of your condition and provide you with quality care.
Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures
Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse. As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.
What are Stress Fractures?
Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:
-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts
Stress Fracture Symptoms
Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Appleton, WI. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet all your needs.