Tigers Player Deals with Multiple Stress Fractures

David Ortiz, Jose IglesiasDetroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will be out for the majority of the season due to stress fractures in both of his legs. The Tigers are going to continue through the year under the assumption that Iglesias won’t be back until next season.

“This is a very rare situation for somebody at any age, but particularly a young individual,” said Dave Dombrowski, the team’s manager. Iglesias is expected to return next season, and will soon begin a regimen of upper-body exercises to stay in shape.

Stress fractures are extremely painful, especially when they are in the feet and ankles. If you are dealing with foot or ankle pain and think it might be a stress fracture, speak with podiatrist Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury and Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr will diagnose your condition and do everything he can to get you the care you need.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

Treatment

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot. Some fractures heal very fast while others take a long times and one would need crutches.

- Surgery with support pins around the fracture helps
- A great intake of Calcium and Vitamin-D helps for strong bones

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Sudbury and Westford, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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