About Your Care and Condition
A stress fracture can occur in conjunction with a joint or ligament tear. Fractures are small, fine breaks caused by overuse. Due to their location in the body, bones in the foot and ankle are at the greatest risk of fracture. Symptoms are usually obvious and immediate: pain, swelling and bruising.
Spectrum Health foot and ankle specialists provide a full range of expertise, from diagnostics to treatment and recovery. Our podiatrists guide patients with common fractures to complex fractures requiring reconstructive surgery.