Comprehensive Stress Fracture Treatment Available in Freehold, NJ
Stress fracture treatment is available for individuals in Freehold, New Jersey, at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. A stress fracture is a small crack or severe bruising in a bone that is typically caused by overuse and repetitive activity. These fractures usually occur in the feet, and are common in athletes who participate in running sports such as basketball, track, and soccer. Switching up the routine – i.e. trying a new exercise or increasing the intensity of a workout – is often to blame for stress fractures, but diseases such as osteoporosis can also weaken the bones and cause stress fractures.
The most common symptoms of a stress fracture in the foot or ankle is pain during weight-bearing activities. While the pain can be severe, stress fractures are not a life-threatening injury, so there is usually no need to rush to an emergency room. At our state-of-the-art foot and ankle center in Freehold, NJ, our board-certified physicians can use an imaging scan to diagnose your fracture and then create a highly personalized treatment plan to alleviate your pain and get you back to a more active lifestyle – for far less than it would cost after a trip to the ER.
Furthermore, unlike small orthopedic practices, we prefer to use conservative treatment plans before resorting to surgery. The treatment for your stress fracture may involve:
- Reduction or manipulation of the fracture back to the correct alignment
- Immobilization using a cast, brace, or splint
To learn more about our stress fracture treatment options, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today. We are happy to accommodate same-day appointments for those living in the Freehold, NJ, area.