Embiid’s Stress Fracture May Make him Less Valuable in Draft

Joel EmbiidMany NBA analysts expected Joel Embiid to be the first player the Cleveland Cavaliers picked when the league started its draft this year. But unfortunately Embiid recently incurred a stress fracture in his right foot, making him a potential liability if the problem doesn’t fully heal right away.

It’s all too common for a top-prospect NBA player’s career to be impeded or ended by an injury that just won’t go away. Luckily Embiid’s prodigious skills still make him a valuable option for any team, even if they have to shoulder a few risks by selecting him.

Athletes like Embiid are constantly moving around, which places huge strains on their feet and makes them susceptible to painful injuries like stress fractures. If you or someone you know has been experiencing pain in their feet, visit podiatrist Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M., of the Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen can figure out whether or not a stress fracture is the cause of your discomfort and assist you in making a full recovery.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness.

Treating Stress Fractures

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot.

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If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Saginaw or Essexville, MI.  We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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