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Hairline Fracture Occurs in Basketball Player????????s Foot

Antonio Barton of the Memphis Tigers suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He will miss roughly 4-6 weeks but there is a chance he could return for the end of the season. Fortunately, Barton will not require any surgery but may miss the third round of the NCAA tournament if his foot does not heal within six weeks.

When overuse occurs in the bone, it can lead to stress fractures or in the case of a tendon, tendinitis. If you think you may have sustained an injury such as a stress fracture you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. David Lambarski of Northeast Foot Care PLLC. Dr. Lambarski will give you a thorough examination to determine the cause of your cold feet and recommend appropriate treatment options.

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?

Common among 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.

To learn more about appropriate treatment options, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Latham and Amsterdam, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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