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Time to Get Checked: Stress Fracture Symptoms

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 one of the best podiatrists in the metroplex, Drs. Joel Brook, David Northcutt, Irene Arroyo or Nam Tran. 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 Fracture SymptomsStress 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?

  • Pain that increases when you’re active – When you walk, run, or even do things around your house, the pain slowly increases the longer you’re on your feet. Over time, the pain of simply using the affected foot will increase as well.
  • Pain that decreases when you rest – When you take pressure off your feet and allow yourself to rest, the pain will decrease, giving you some relief.
  • Swelling in your foot – Most likely the area around the stress fracture will swell at least a little.
  • Tenderness above the crack – Touching the part of your foot where the stress fracture is will be uncomfortable and feel tender.
  • Possible bruising – You may or may not develop bruises above the cracked bone.

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.

Your Top-Rated Podiatrist in Dallas & Beyond

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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