Could your foot pain be a bone fracture?

Could you foot pain be a bone fracture?

Chronic pain in the feet is not normal for any foot type. And paradoxically, too little activity can make the problem worse.

Increasing your daily activity slowly and with adequate support is important to prevent injury. In particular, if you have poor bone density. Repetitive movement that is well supported can build strength in that case.

But if you are performing the same movements and are starting to experience pain, then your body is warning you that the stress is too great. In the case of tendons, stretching helps alleviate and potentially eliminate pain. Bone pain, however, needs splinted with minimal movement. Left unchecked, this can develop into a stress fracture.

Stress fractures may begin as aching in the bone that doesn’t go away. Over time it may further result in swelling over the affected area and progress to a through and through break in the bone. Most often the long bones of the foot (or metatarsals) are affected. On occasion, other bones can be affected as well.

Ice, stiff soles shoes are good first line treatment options to try at home.

If you or someone you know are experiencing foot pain make an appointment with us now. Same day appointments are available.

Dr. Meeta S. Pancholi

Dr. Meeta Pancholi Dr. Meeta Pancholi Dr. Pancholi is a foot and ankle specialist. She has been in private practice for 20 years in the Lehigh Valley area with offices in Palmerton and Hazleton. She is board certified by the American Board of Wound Management and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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