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Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, seems to have it all together these days, except for a pesky stress fracture. She got that fracture while being part of Dancing with the Stars Perfect 10 Tour and thereby delaying her debut as Roxie Hart the murderess in "Chicago".

So what is a stress fracture and how do you get it?

Stress fractures are tiny, hairline cracks in the bone that if ignored can lead to an actual break. Most often found in dancers and other athletes that push themselves too hard and too quickly, the repetitive force is often too much for the bones to bear leading to a stress fracture.  

Women are at higher risk

You don't need to be a Broadway star, dancer, or athlete to end up with a stress fracture. Older women who are post-menopausal and younger women who are bulimic often suffer from bone loss increasing the chance of stress fractures.

Symptoms

Symptoms most often show up as pain, swelling, or redness. Don't ignor these symptoms particularly if you notice them worsening.

It's important to see your Seattle podiatrist as soon as possible so you can begin treatment and prevent a stress fracture from turning into an actual bone break.

Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment, often same day. You can also request an appointment online.

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Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.

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