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Joel EmbiidNBA Top Draftee Joel Embiid might have taken a spot on the Cleveland Cavaliers or Milwaukee Bucks, but unfortunately, Embiid has been knocked off the top pick pyramid thanks to an injured foot. Embiid injured his right foot in the morning, and was later diagnosed with a stress fracture. The 20 year old seven-footer is considered to be one of the best picks for any team despite his injury,  however the state of his health and how it will affect his future performance still remains to be seen.

Stress fractures are injuries that require much time and treatment to be fully healed. If you suspect that you are suffering from any foot or ankle fracture, see podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care.Dr. Salama will treat any of your foot and ankle problems.

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:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

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.

For more information about Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices, located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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