Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Find healing for your stress fracture

A stress fracture is a small crack in your bone. They’re common sports injuries affecting the weight-bearing bones of your lower leg and foot, as these parts absorb force from activities like walking, running or jumping.

Stress fractures are usually caused by a sudden increase in physical activity. It’s important to see a doctor if you suspect a stress fracture, as continuing activities can cause a complete fracture or broken bone. Our world-class sports medicine specialists at Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, including a foot and ankle specialist, can provide a diagnosis and create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

Committed to the local community, we offer compassionate care for stress fractures in Goshen, Elkhart and Nappanee, IN. Call (574) 534-2548 to make an appointment with one of our board certified, fellowship trained providers today.

With extended hours and X-ray imaging capabilities, our urgent care center can also provide care for minor fractures. After any initial treatment, the clinic will direct you to Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine providers.

Identifying stress fracture symptoms

Stress fracture pain is gradual. You may notice it worsening during activities but going away during rest. Other signs of a stress fracture include tenderness and swelling. As these symptoms are similar to those of other overuse injuries, your doctor may order an X-ray or MRI to provide a diagnosis. Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has these imaging capabilities right at our practice, making your care even more convenient.

We can help

The focus of your treatment will be healing the fractured bone. Our sports medicine specialists will recommend rest and possibly crutches, a walking boot or cast. We’ll monitor your stress fracture as it heals and help you find ways to stay active without causing further damage.

Our team is dedicated to helping you heal and achieve your goals. For more information about our expert sports medicine services, call (574) 534-2548.

Serving patients throughout northern Indiana and southern Michigan, Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers stress fracture treatment in Goshen, Elkhart and Nappanee, IN.