Medically Reviewed by Dr. Rachel N. Verville
April 24, 2019
Frisco is full of men and women who lead healthy lives through diet and exercise. Our area is full of fun things to do, indoors and out. So, if you have recently suffered a stress fracture in your foot, we know how important it is for you to get back to your normal exercise routine as quickly as possible. That’s why we have put tougher this list of tips to help you resume your exercise routine after you have a stress fracture.
Tips To Get You Back To Your Normal Exercise Routine
- Take It Slow. Once Dr. Verville clears you to begin easing back into your exercise routine after a stress fracture, it is important that you take it slow. You will not be able to pick up where you left off, even if you are an experienced marathon runner. In fact, when you begin exercising again, it may feel as though you’ve never run or worked out before. Don’t worry – this is normal, and men and women should rest assured that it won’t take long before they’re back to their normal routine.
- Leave Negative Nancy At The Door. A positive attitude can go a long way when you’re getting back into your normal exercise routine. Don’t let thoughts of frustration or discouragement plague your efforts. Celebrate the small things and remember that overdoing it too soon could land you back in Dr. Verville’s office with a new problem.
- Consult With A Personal Trainer Or Someone You Trust. In order to best equip you on how to properly re-enter the gym or track safely, talk to a personal trainer or someone you trust in the world of exercise who can give you a safe and effective exercise plan. This will help you work your way back into your regular routine in a way that is best for your particular strengths and built around things you enjoy.
- Check Your Shoes. If it’s been a while since you had a new pair of athletic shoes, consider getting a new pair before you start exercising again. When shoes break down, their ability to provide proper cushioning and support breaks down, too. You could also consider rotating shoes, especially if you are an avid runner and run long distances multiple times a week. Visit a quality shoe store in Frisco to have someone fit your feet properly to ensure you are wearing the best shoes for your feet.
- Eat A Healthy Diet. Not only do you need to eat a healthy diet to maintain a healthy weight, but your diet can also determine your bone strength. Be sure to eat enough calcium and Vitamin D to keep your bones strong.
Dr. Verville Is Here To Help
If you’re a Frisco area, man or woman who has experienced a stress fracture in your foot, be sure to follow all of Dr. Verville’s recommendations on how to ease back into your exercise routine. The tips listed above are a great place to start, but she will also be able to create a recovery plan based specifically on your needs.
Call her Frisco office today at (214) 385-8822 to schedule a consultation or ask any questions you have about stress fractures.