Stress Fracture Treatment Sheffield

If you are suffering from any kind of stress fracture, or suspect that you need professional assessment then your general practioner is the first person that you should consult. If they recommend physiotherapy treatment then contact Sheffield Physiotherapy  and arrange an appointment for an initial assessment and treatment session.

Stress fracture, also known as bone fatigue fracture, is a small crack within the bone structure caused by repeated stress or fewer but heavy weight usually on the leg or ankle. The fracture develops in the outer shell of the bone. Runners are common victims of stress fractures due to the repetition of the running action. It may be caused by improper shoes or abnormal foot structure which is often due to muscular tightness but can also be related to weight problems and osteoporosis.

Excessive training specially for runners can lead to stress fractures. Rest and the use of crutches is often an effective treatment,  6 weeks is the estimated healing period but it can be longer depending on the severity of the case.

Progressive rehabilitation is a vital part of the healing process making sure that the tissues are progressively loaded and the relevant muscles strengthened. In order to help prevent stress fractures it is important to have a balanced diet and avoid wearing old running shoes. A good stretching program developed specifically for you by a physiotherapist is also a good way to prevent stress fractures and other injuries.

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Lewis Payne

Lewis graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, worked as Sheffield F.C.’s first team Physiotherapist, and now runs a leading-edge private clinic in Sheffield. With over ten years of experience, he specialises in manual therapy, advanced technological treatments, and exercise-based approaches, focusing on spinal and joint conditions, sports injuries, and specifically complex spinal issues like disc pathology and scoliosis. Lewis leads in IDD Therapy, performing over 6000 treatments, offers MRI referrals and reviews, and employs a holistic treatment philosophy viewing the body as a Tensegrity structure. He excels in postural analysis, soft tissue release techniques, and prescribes biomechanical corrective exercises to enhance natural movement.