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foot sprain vs stress fracture

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
X ray.: Xrays are often able to identify fracture especially if the fracture is older.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Stress Fracture???: It could be a fracture (broken bone) a sprain (torn ligaments) or a strain (stretched out ligaments). Have a physical exam by a podiatrist to make su ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Xray: Xray with medical evaluation.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
This happens: This happens often, due to the fact that you have placed all of your weight in the last 11 weeks on the contralateral leg and ankle. You have develope ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
You should: consult with a sports medicine specialist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Either: You need an exam and x-ray to tell the differance.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Trauma: Repetitive amounts of low intensity trauma over time can lead to stress fractures.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
43 years experience Podiatry
Yes: You must eliminate stress and motion to promote healing
A female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PTT kinesiology:: Posterior tibial tendinitis could result from an anterior ankle injury when there is excessive demand placed on the tibialis posterior muscle due to a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Twila Fickel
32 years experience Podiatry
Location of pain: Tendonitis will also affect the peroneal muscle so the whole side of your leg will hurt. A stress fracture should only hurt in a localized area.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
27 years experience Podiatry
Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Hard to say: This may need surgery but it depends on your orthopedic surgeon as to what's the best course for you. Either way you'll need a cast.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Area covered: Shin splints typically (but not always) hurt over a wide area, while a stress fracture is more point tenderness. Imaging studies may be indicated to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: It is a break in one of the 5 long bones that is just behind the toes. Usually happens from excessive pressure or trauma.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
29 years experience Podiatry
X-ray or MRI: A stress fracture in the foot may not initially show up on x-ray. If the area still hurts 1-2 months later then a second x-ray may show some signs of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Immobilization: ?Usually the treatment is no weight bearing, followed by a walking boot to protect the foot. As pain improves, activity can be accelerated this proce ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. DAVID HESTER
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Clinically: By palpation an astute clinician appreciates the difference in anatomical location which can be subtle as the proximity of the two is obvious, diagnos ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: Avulsion fractures are when a section of bone is torn away from the main body of bone and still connected to the tendon.
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Common sense: If it hurts don't do it. It depends on the degree of injury. If not severe, walking using a shoe with good support should be okay.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
An xray : Is a good way to start, though further diagnostic study like MRI may be needed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Non-union: May require surgery with internal fixation.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Ankle is: "high" refers to the degree of the sprain, the severety, not the height.

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