Orthopedics and traumatology specialist said. Says that forcing the bone and exposing it for a long time to load, pushing the body’s limitations, can lead to “stress fractures”. Osman Lapsin, a member of the faculty, warned against playing sports without training, focusing on the floor in physical activities and choosing the right shoes.
The body may react differently when it is confronted with something that it does not do during daily activities. Micro-fine fractures, usually due to repetitive stress due to overuse, are called “stress fractures”.
Stress fractures, most commonly found in the legs and comb bones, are found in professional athletes and soldiers who engage in activities that push body limitations and in professional group workers who have to stand for long periods of time.
Giving a statement to the AA reporter about the stress fracture, which is generally considered psychological because of the word “stress”, Dr. Faculty member Orthopedics and Traumatology expert Osman Lapsin says the stress that causes fractures is not psychological, but a physical stress that comes in contact with the bones.
Lapçın says that it does not happen suddenly, but it will not usually be affected by the constant load or strength of the bone.
Lapen noted that a different imaging should be done to detect a stress fracture that is not visible on X-rays and said, “This is MRI. Because MRI shows the fluid level and edema of the bone very easily, we can. Capture this procedure very easily. Which X-rays cannot capture. ” Gave information.
Lapçın said patients complained of sensitivity to the area of the fracture, which increased with activity, decreased with rest, without sudden injury or onset, and added that the skin was accompanied by swelling and redness.
The activity becomes risky
Noting that the disease does not differentiate between age groups, Lapsin said it is more common in advanced age groups in certain areas, such as the hip joint.
Lapsin, an orthopedic and traumatologist, says the disease was first noticed in modern medicine among Prussian soldiers in the late 1800s. Anyone can feel a stress fracture by pushing the body’s limitations physically. “
Lappen noted that stress fractures can occur in desk workers, staff and housewives when they engage in activities that they have not been accustomed to for a long time, and stressed that such situations can occur during weekend mountain trips.
Necessary treatment of plaster and surgery can be applied
Noting that bones do not separate from each other in stress fractures, Lapsin said, “The bone wall, called the cortex, does not break down in the first process. It occurs later in the process. No, and in some cases plaster casts have to be made to reduce this movement and load. But sometimes we work out the area according to the fracture, such as the hip joint. ” He said.
Emphasizing that treatment should be considered as sensitive as for common fractures, Lapsin warned patients:
“Usually, our advice is not taken into account because there is no pain if we do not put the slightest weight on the ankle. Our patients continue to carry weight. After a few days or hours, the pain starts. The pain goes away with rest. Our patients think they That way it can be tolerated. No, I mean, the more sensitive we are to a fracture, the more sensitive we have to be until it heals. If it says that weight will not be tolerated, then our doctor should not do anything. Weight on it. If it says plaster, it should be cast. This problem should be considered as a real fracture. “
Pay attention to the choice of sports floor and shoes
Lapsin says untrained sports activities and long walks that push the body’s limitations should be avoided and the following tips should be listed:
“We need to increase our tempo over time. The ground we walk on is important. Activity on very rocky, uneven ground increases this risk. Doing such challenging activity with unsuitable shoes, using tight, narrow or very high heel shoes for long periods of time. The bones will not break during the day, but will repeat at the same point. “It will be a risk because it will bring a burden. It is enough to pay attention to the choice of shoes, the ground on which we walk and do. Sports, and the energy and duration of activity. “