Uncomfortable foot symptoms are usually your first sign that things may not be all as they should. They are your warning flags that signal it is time to get checked by a podiatrist. That is definitely the case for overuse issues like stress fractures. Often that pain starts small and gets bigger as the problem gets worse. Recognizing stress fracture symptoms can help you catch the problem and take care of it early so you can avoid more pain later.
Stress fractures are thin cracks that develop in bones under significant pressure or repetitive hard impacts. They’re most common in the lower limbs, which have to support both your body weight and the stress of striking the ground when you walk or run. Continued pressure on the affected foot can widen the cracks until they fracture completely, which is why they need to be treated early and why you can’t afford to ignore the symptoms.
So what are those symptoms—what does a stress fracture feel like?
These are not symptoms you should ignore. Stress fractures don’t heal on their own. They need proper care. Instead, let our experts at Dallas Podiatry Works help you eliminate the problem so you can get back to the life and activities you love. Just contact us through our website for more information. You can also call our Texas offices directly: (972) 566-7474 for Dallas, or (972) 943-3323 for Plano.