Siena Star Guard Marquis Wright suffered a podiatric stress fracture and is on recovery for as long as 6 to 8 weeks, unable to play in Siena’s games. Wright sustained the injury in late December during practice. Up until the injury, Wright “is one of just four players in Division I averaging at least 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals per game,” and was given the title MAAC Player of the Week as a result of his double-double play in the game against St. Bonavanture.
Podiatric 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 Foot HealthCare Associates. Our doctors will provide quality care for your feet.
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 one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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