What Type of Stress Fracture Do I Have?

"Dr. Danciger from Palm Desert, California. Today I’d like to talk about stress fractures and some common areas where people will get them, be it runners or weekend warriors.

Some of the common places of fractures that we see in our practice:

  1. Leg bones
  2. Heels
  3. Navicular bone (located on the inside of the arch)

More of the common areas of stress fractures that we see are across the metatarsal bones. These are the most common areas that we see in athletes or people who quickly increase or change their activity level, with increased running, increased distance, and doing too much too soon.

So it’s important to determine if it is a stress fracture, or if there’s another cause such as a muscle problem, injury or ligament damage. It’s important to be evaluated and get the proper diagnosis and treatment. If you have concerns, give us a call at (760) 568-0108, we’re here to help you get back on your feet and back to your activities as quickly as possible."

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle