If during some form of physical activity you think you may have fractured a bone, stop the activity immediately, apply ice, and rest your foot and ankle. Stress fractures are injuries to the bone that can range from a crack to an all-out break. Sometimes they can heal on their own, as long as they are given proper rest and weight is kept off of your foot by using crutches or a walking boot.
If your injury is particularly severe, however, surgical options may need to be considered. By inserting metal plates and screws, the bone is held in place then immobilized and supported with a cast. That way it will heal correctly in its proper position.
If you think you may have suffered a stress fracture, and you have tried rest and ice but to no avail, call our Massapequa, NY office at (516) 804-9038 to make an appointment with Mark Gasparini, D.P.M. today.