Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stress Fracture and Foot Pain in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Foot Pain and Stree Fractures

Stress fractures are common causes of foot pain in Malaysia. To recover, you need a proper diagnosis that follows targeted treatments. Stress fractures are difficult to diagnose in initial stages as they may not readily be visible to x-rays. If you have difficulty putting weight on your foot, you may have a stress fracture. The most common cause of stress fractures is excessive walking in poor shoes, osteoporosis,s, or traumatic injuries. It is a common disorder in the elderly. In younger individuals, it is common among runner and walkers.

Treatment management of the metatarsal stress fractures should include a multi-modal approach addressing each component of the injury. Relative rest from weight-bearing exercises is required to prevent aggravation and re-injury of the stress fracture. An air cast may help reduce the pain if the patient needs to be in a weight-bearing position excessively. Exercises could be re-introduced gradually if the athlete experienced no pain while walking and no tenderness at the site of fracture. A progressive rehabilitation exercise program to return the athlete to full training and competition should be commenced as soon as possible without risking re-injury of the fracture. Foot orthoses may be needed to correct abnormal biomechanics in the joints of the foot. Unusual stress may be imposed on the foot if there is an instability in the bones of the foot.

Can Chiropractic Care Help Recovery from a Stress Fractures?

Chiropractic treatments are priceless when it comes to spine and joint treatment in Malaysia. However, stress fractures should not be treated through chiropractic care during the initial phase of healing. Once the fractures have been given ample time to heal, usually 4 weeks; chiropractic care can be helpful to regain proper joint alignment. Also, focused physiotherapy will provide stability for muscles and ligaments.

Chiropractic adjustment in Malaysia by our clinical teams of Chiorhpactros may help correct restricted joints and restore normal range of motion in the joints of the foot and ankle after the fracture has healed.

The video below provides an insight into what chiropractic is. Although, it dose not relate chiropractic care to foot pain; it will give a better understanding of what chiropractic is all about.

The fracture of the base of the second metatarsal affecting the joint is commonly seen in ballet dancers. The treatment for this injury should involve non-weight-bearing rest on crutches for about four to six weeks until the pain and tenderness subside. Chronic joint synovitis may present with similar signs and symptoms and is commonly confused with this fracture.

For more information or inquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000 or visit our chiropractor near you today and get the best treatment for your foot pain today. 

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