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Stress Fractures

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures in the heel are tiny cracks or breaks in the heel bone, typically from overuse or repetitive force.

Causes:

– Intense, repetitive activity without proper conditioning.

– Osteoporosis, which weakens bones.

– Wearing unsupportive footwear during high-impact activities.

Symptoms:

– Gradual onset of pain and swelling.

– Tenderness to touch.

– Bruising at the site.

Treatment at Happy Feet Podiatry:

Custom orthotics for support and pressure relief.

– Footwear recommendations to ensure proper cushioning.

– Low level soft tissue laser to stimulate bony remodeling

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