Recently, basketball playerJoel Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot. Although Embiid was expected to be the first pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers, analysts are now unsure if the Cavaliers or any team will choose him due to Embiid’s potential recovery time.
It should be noted that Embiid still possesses much talent for any team that should choose to take him on, even if he cannot play right away. However, even the most skilled players can potentially have their careers cut short by persistent injuries, and right now any team wants to be able to have star players as soon as possible.
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?
Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-high impact workouts
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.
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.
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