A very small crack in the bone is known as a stress fracture. It may result from repetitive trauma and is often seen in athletes, specifically those who run long-distance. Stress fractures can often be found in the heel, hip, lower back, foot, and even the shin bone. We offer a variety of chiropractic treatments as well as physical therapy here at West Loop Spine & Stability in Chicago, IL. We help patients in the West Loop, Fulton Market, River West, West town, Ukrainian Village, Wicker park, Bucktown, Rivernorth, South Loop, Streeterville, Gold Coast, and the Greater Chicagoland area. Our team can provide the testing and care you need to reduce pain or discomfort caused by a stress fracture.
Causes and Symptoms
Stress fractures may be a result of an extrinsic or intrinsic factor. If something occurs outside the body, it is considered an extrinsic factor. If something occurs inside the body, it is considered an intrinsic factor. Extrinsic factors include:
- Track and field
- Long-distance running
- Practicing poor sport and training technique
Intrinsic factors may consist of:
- Medical conditions
Patients often experience varying symptoms when suffering from a stress fracture. However, most patients experience swelling, pain, or aching in or around the fractured area. Patients with stress fractures will experience pain while performing activities that subsides when resting. In addition, the area around the stress fracture is may be tender when it is touched.
Diagnosis and Chiropractic Treatment
Stress fractures can be diagnosed through a physical exam, x-ray, or even an MRI. Our chiropractors and physical therapist will also go over your medical history, work, activities, and any medications you may be taking during your initial consultation to understand the root cause of your stress fracture. Once we have diagnosed your stress fracture, we can create a customized treatment plan to treat your particular condition. Our chiropractic treatment consists of noninvasive treatment methods and physical therapy, which help decrease pain and improve functionality in the affected area. We will also recommend stretching and strengthening exercises to support your musculoskeletal system and improve your range of motion and flexibility.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy in Chicago, IL
If you are dealing with a stress fracture and believe you can benefit from noninvasive treatment, please give us a call here at West Loop Spine & Stability to schedule an appointment today. We help patients in the West Loop, Fulton Market, River West, West town, Ukrainian Village, Wicker park, Bucktown, Rivernorth, South Loop, Streeterville, Gold Coast, and the Greater Chicagoland area. Our goal is to get you on the right path towards optimal healing so that you can return to living your best life. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.