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Triathlete Engages in Marathon Despite Stress Fracture

fracture.jpgTriathlete Tamsyn Moana-Veale came all the way to Morocco in order to participate in the 2014 Larache ATU Sprint Triathlon. However, Moana-Veale found out she had a stress fracture in her foot upon arriving for the competition.

Unfortunately, the stress fracture prevented Moana-Veale from partaking in the running portion of the race. However, Moana-Veale’s doctors did green-light her to participate in the swimming and cycling segments.

Stress fractures can be very painful. If you sustained a stress fracture to your foot or ankle, speak to podiatrist Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont can treat your podiatric injuries.

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:

-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 longer.

For more information about Stress Fractures in the Feet and Ankles, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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