The sinister string tying these athletes is the nutritional mishaps that caused LEA (Low energy availability) leading to the 'Female Athlete Triad' as named by the American College of Sports Medicine, in 1992 for the interrelationship between bone mineral loss, disordered eating and loss of menstruation in women athletes, or RED-S.
Patients with Freiberg's infraction typically complain of pain with activity, increasing on walking and in high heels. Clinically, tenderness on compression and movement. Swelling is usually present as well. The patient may or may not show decreased joint ROM depending on the stage of the disease process.
Fitness trackers have taken the world by storm. HR, Steps, calories, sleep cycles and even rate and depth of breathing can now be monitored. Quoting from a social media post, “after so many useless trends and fads, is the fitness trend here to stay?” And therein lies the flaw- trends don’t ‘stay’. Lifestyles and behaviours do. And whether the trend is here to stay, it may be too early to say. But whatever may be the case, we are all now more familiar, if not already accustomed, to this monitoring. Click here to read more!