Stress Fractures More Common in Younger Athletes Involved in High Intensity Training
posted: May 22, 2013.
Numerous young children participate in sports which enable them to train excessively and practice often. According to a study conducted by Loyola University Medical Center, young athletes who sustain extreme preparation for particular sports are more likely to suffer from astress fracture.
Athletes as young as 12 or 13 years old are likely to suffer from fractures and other foot related problems that might be brought with them into adulthood. In the study , 70 percent of youngsters were likely injuries due to overuse of their feet. “We should be cautious about intense specialization in one sport before and during adolescence," said Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, sports medicine physician at Loyola University, "Among the recommendations we can make, based on our findings, is that young athletes should not spend more hours per week in organized sports than their ages."
Dealing with a stress fracture can be a painful endeavor. Treatment and recovery can be aided with the help of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Dr. Hardy can help by examining the stress fracture and determining the best course of treatment.
Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures
Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse. As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground
What are Stress Fractures?
Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:
-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
Stress Fracture Symptoms
Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.
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