Northern Foot & Ankle Associates

Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a small fracture in the bone, often referred to as a hairline fracture. Stress fractures can occur in any bone in the body; however the most common location is in the feet, where the weight of the body is concentrated. They are often considered a problem of overuse usually resulting from high impact sports, over training, or undertaking activities to which the body is not conditioned.

Weakening of bones can occur at any age and the most common locations of a stress fracture are the second and third metatarsals; the long bones which run down to the toes. They can also occur in the heel and in the navicular bone, at the top of the midfoot in front of the ankle.

There are many treatment options available to repair your stress fracture and relieve your pain.

Call Northern Foot & Ankle today and set an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists to review your treatment options. Your feet don’t have to hurt.