Jose Iglesias is Out for Six Months with Stress Fractures in Both Legs
Jose Iglesias, the Detroit Tigers shortstop, will be out for about four to six months because of stress fractures he incurred in both legs. Manager, Dave Dombrowski indicated to the public that the team will move forward to play the season without Iglesias.
Iglesias will be trained onto non-weight bearing exercises and upper-body conditioning for four to six months. He will be required to undergo several tests to see why the stress fractures occurred. “This is a very rare situation for somebody at any age, but particularly a young individual,” Dombrowski said. X-rays, MRIs and bone scans showed that Iglesias was having a stress reaction.
Stress fractures can be incredibly painful. If you believe you might have sustained a stress fracture, visit podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee. Dr. Khaimov can examine perform an examination and determine the best treatment course for your injury needs.
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?
Common among 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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