How Long After a Stress Fracture Can I Play Sports?
One of the worst things that any athlete or runner wants to hear is that they have a stress fracture. Frisco patients that love getting outside will often experience a stress fracture after prolonged periods of activity or when they try to push themselves further. One of the most difficult things for active people, when it comes to a stress fracture, is taking the time to let their body heal. Many of our patients become impatient and try to “get back out there” before the fracture has healed and end up reinjuring themselves. So how long is the healing time for a stress fracture? Frisco patients can read below to learn more about the healing process for this injury. But more importantly, it is absolutely critical that you call Dr. Verville to treat your stress fracture. Give us a call today at (214) 385-8822. Our Review page is a great place for you to learn more about the kind of world-class experience you can expect here.
Healing Time for a Stress Fracture
Frisco patients that are passionate about outdoor activities and running can sometimes experience a small crack in the bones of their feet. This crack is called a stress fracture. While small it is one of the most dreaded injuries because it can take up to 8 weeks for the entire fracture to heal.
8 weeks is an eternity to our patients who love and need to get outside for exercise. What often ends up happening is they return to their exercise after 2 or 3 weeks and the fracture is reopened. This only ends up increasing the amount of time that they can’t exercise because the healing process has to start all over again. But the entire 6 to 8 weeks is absolutely necessary. In some cases the patient may need to be on crutches for some time if they’re having significant discomfort.
That’s exactly why patients should work with Dr. Verville. She specializes in not only helping you heal from the original stress fracture, she will work with you to develop an exercise regimen that will strengthen your body as you heal, and she will also give you techniques to avoid another stress fracture in the future. But on top of that, Dr. Verville is always honest and she expects the same from her patients. This is the only way that she can help you heal properly.
Why Athletes Choose Dr. Verville to Treat Their Stress Fracture
Frisco athletes that have suffered a stress fracture need two things: first, they need a podiatrist that has experience and is passionate about working with active people. Second, they need a podiatrist that specializes in helping them prevent future stress fractures so they can continue doing what makes them happy without interruption. With over 10 years of experience and over 1,500 foot and ankle surgeries to her name, Dr. Verville is one of the podiatrists in the region. On top of that, the reason she went into podiatry in the first place was to help athletes get back on their feet and stay there with the absolute latest in preventative treatment.
Get in contact with us at our office in Frisco today. Call (214) 385-8822 to get started.