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TORONTO CHIROPODIST, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

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NEW YORK PODIATRIST, DR. JACQUELINE SUTERA STATES, "STRESS FRACTURES FEEL LIKE A TENDER AREA, OFTEN ON THE FRONT PART OF THE FOOT, AT THE SECOND AND THIRD METATARSALS.  THESE ARE CAUSED BY REPETITIVE STRESS ON A BONE, LIKE WALKING OR RUNNING ON HARD SURFACES, ESPECIALLY IN SHOES THAT AREN'T DESIGNED TO ABSORB SHOCK. EVERY SUMMER, I SEE  FRACTURES IN WOMEN WHO WALK THE CITY SIDEWALKS IN FLIP-FLOPS."

PODIATRIST SUTERA STATES, "HIGH HEELS CAN ALSO MAKE YOU MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRESS FRACTURES, BECAUSE THE HEEL'S TILT DISTRIBUTES YOUR WIEGHT OVER YOUR FOOT UNEVENLY.  FOR TREATMENT, A PODIATRIST WILL GIVE YOU A SURGICAL SHOE TO WEAR AS YOU HEAL (IT HAS A HARD BOTTOM THAT DOESN'T ALLOW THE AFFECTED BONES TO BEND) OR ADVISE YOU TO WEAR SOME OTHER KIND OF RIGID SHOES."

STRESS FRACTURES CAN BE HARD TO DIAGNOSE AND USUALLY REQUIRES AN MRI.  OUR FOOT CLINIC HAS ACCESS TO MRI AND IT CAN USUALLY BE PERFORMED THE NEXT DAY.  WE RECENTLY HAD A PATIENT WITH SUSPECTED CARCINOMA AND SHE WAS SCHEDULED FOR A BIOPSY IN 2 1/2 MONTHS.  WE HAD AN MRI OF THE TUMOR TAKEN THE NEXT DAY WHICH SHOWED MALIGNANT CARCINOMA AND SURGERY WAS PERFORMED THE NEXT WEEK.  SHE HAS BEEN GIVEN AN 85% SURVIVAL RATE.  WHO KNOWS WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF SHE WAITED SEVERAL MORE MONTHS.

BROUGH TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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