Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stress fracture - first aid

Forefoot is the first third of the feet and consists of metatarsal bones (five long bones) that are similar to those corresponding to the hands. Distal end of this bone is connected phalange bones that form fingers.
A stress fracture usually occurs in the feet or the tibia (the lower leg). A stress fracture is a fracture of the thickness of a human hair at a metatarsal bone. This can be caused by repeated motion such as running time, a defense suddenly exerted on one leg, like a sudden change of direction or running surface or after participating in a sporting activity after the competition longer interruption of business . The condition can be caused by an increase in weight. The situation is relatively common in other sports than athletics, such as aerobics, basketball or rugby. Any activities that put pressure on the foot or leg for a long time can cause a stress fracture.
What are the symptoms of stress fracture?Intense pain at the site. During exercise, there is a burning pain as the foot or leg. Pain may disappear once the termination activitatii.in more severe cases, pain may continue after cessation of exercise.
What are the first steps to be taken?If the pain is intense and makes it impossible to move, ask your doctor for it to examine and determine what treatment is appropriate for you. It is necessary to stop any activity that causes pain. Use an ice pack locally as soon as possible.
To relieve pain, if you can call a doctor for now, take aspirin, ibuprofen or non-prescription anti-inflammatory medications. However, it is important to consult a MER to determine the seriousness of the situation and prescribe appropriate treatment.
It is necessary to keep the foot at rest for a period of four to six to seven weeks. You can use ice pack several days, painful site, it reduces inflammation. You are not allowed to resume daily activities only after the pain goes away completely.
What are the effects of long-term stress fracture?No long-term sequelae occur if you follow the directions and treatment prescribed by your doctor.
To prevent recurrences, it is recommended that work be resumed gradually, the more the sport. Also of sport must be worn properly and not allowed to run on hard surfaces such as concrete.

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