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Stress fractures

Stress fractures are a tiny hair line crack in the bone caused by repeated high impact trauma from activities such as running and jumping. There is either increased force on normal and healthy bone or normal force on unhealthy or weak bones. Stress fractures are a serious and debilitating condition which is often overlooked as muscle fatigue or pain. Interestingly enough, you may not feel pain when participating in high impact activities however there is a characteristic dull aching pain at night time. Other symptoms may include:

  • Pain that becomes severe and occurs during normal daily activities
  • Swelling around the foot or leg bone affected
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Bruising and redness

Treatment for stress fractures is crucial and may include:

  • Immediate rest from high impact activities
  • Cam walker or ‘moon boot’ fitting
  • Padding and offloading
  • Appropriate training program for future return to activities
  • Muscle stretching and strengthening protocol
  • Long term orthotics to redistribute uneven forces in the feet
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At Feet 4 Life we are committed to getting each and every patient the best possible treatment outcome. Our Podiatrists take the time to do a thorough assessment of you and your feet, so we not only treat your foot pain, but identify all contributing factors to your pain, getting you back to keeping fit, walking comfortably and wearing those shoes you love – and fast!


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137 Gardenvale Rd
Gardenvale Vic 3185

Phone: (03) 9596 8418
Fax: (03) 9596 0346