Tibia Stress Fracture Places another NBA Point Guard on the Bench

jrue-holidayThe NBA’s Jrue Holiday is out indefinitely with a tibia stress fracture, which places yet another point guard player on the sidelines. Holiday will be off the court indefinitely with his foot injury on his right tibia, the team announced.

According to CBSSports, Holiday’s injury may not be as bad as some other players, but the stress fracture will still take time to heal. The bone must heal and be in good shape before placing stress or pressure back on it. With Holiday’s extraordinary performance, his absence will cause a huge blow to the Pelicans’ chances during the playoffs.  

For anyone active, stress fractures can put a damper in the things you enjoy. If you suffered a stress fracture, visit podiatrist Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield DPM of Greenfield Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield can work to treat and heal your injuries as well as any other foot or ankle condition you have.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Common among individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:
-runners                                  
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

Treatment

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot. Some fractures heal very fast while others take a long times and one would need crutches.

- Surgery with support pins around the fracture helps
- A great intake of Calcium and Vitamin-D helps for strong bones
- Set a regimen for running or other activity

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