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Did you know that stress fracture is common for people who play high impact sports? The crack in the bone is usually the result of repetitive running or jumping causing pain in the feet or legs. Around 25% of stress fractures occur at the bones of the instep of the feet. What are the stress fracture foot symptoms and the risk factors that can make it worse?
Obviously the most common symptom of stress fracture of the foot is the pain caused by the cracked bone. Normally, you would feel the pain when you near the end of your activity and steadily eases as you rest. When the pain is ignored, there is a possibility that it can continue well beyond after the physical activity and possibly even after resting.
Pain is more commonly felt at night and can become worse when you engage in activities that put additional weight or stress on your feet. Other symptoms that can be associated with a stress fracture of the foot are:
It is essential to be aware of the risk factors that can cause or aggravate stress fracture to be able to identify it. Although stress fracture is associated with high impact sports, even non-athletes can have this foot condition. Risk factors can include:
The common mistake is that many (especially beginners) tend to shop for brand instead of for fit. Take a walk before buying shoes so that your foot is at its widest and compensates for its expansion during exercise. Always wear the right kind of socks when fitting shoes. Never neglect the importance of a good fit, cushioning & support when shopping for shoes.
Identifying stress fracture of the foot symptoms and the risk factors will go a long way in helping you protect yourself from this painful injury. To make sure that your feet are properly protected and you have the widest choices of footwear possible, go to Foot Solutions UK today!