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Coping with Heel Pain: Managing Stress Fractures

Heel pain strikes once more, and this time, it could be due to stress fractures – those tiny cracks in the bones of your feet that can cause big problems. If you've been experiencing pain, swelling, and tenderness in your heels, you might be dealing with these pesky fractures, often caused by repetitive stress or overuse.

But don't let them slow you down! Our podiatry team is here to help you get back on your feet (literally). We'll start by conducting a thorough examination and may recommend diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or MRI, to confirm the diagnosis and assess the extent of the injury.

Treatment for stress fractures typically involves:

  • Rest and immobilization of the affected foot to allow the bone to heal properly.

  • This may include wearing a walking boot or using crutches to offload weight from the injured foot. In some cases, additional measures such as icing, elevation, and over-the-counter pain medications may be recommended to alleviate symptoms.

Our podiatry team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. We'll provide guidance on gradually returning to weight-bearing activities and may recommend exercises

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