Presley Chandler Overcomes Stress Fractures during Figure Skating Training

Young skaters dream of Olympic gold, no matter the obstacles Presley Chandler of Crookston, Minnesota has been figure skating for 10 years, and she’s only 14 years old. She goes to two-hour classes at three times a week and supplements this regimen by practicing on her own. Eventually she hopes to compete at Nationals.

But Presley’s training hasn’t always gone as planned. Last year she sustained two stress fractures in her right foot, forcing her to miss several months of training. Luckily Presley’s recovery went smoothly and she’s back to skating now. However, she still has to check in with a sports medicine doctor and a chiropractor occasionally to make sure she is healthy.

If you frequently participate in activities that put a lot of pressure on the feet, you may have a high risk of getting a stress fracture. For more information, visit Dr. Jay G. Levine and Dr. Stephanie Maurais. Our podiatrists will teach you how stress fractures are caused and give you advice about how to avoid getting them.

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?

Common among 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.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Nanuet, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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