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how long does it take to heal a stress fracture in the shin

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks of rest: Must ice, rest and not aggravate it.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl kgabo Tabane
Specializes in Sports Medicine
6-12 weeks: Anything from 6-12 weeks depending on whether you are weight bearing on it or not.
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
6-12 weeks: Takes about 6-12 weeks
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible: If the pain more with ac if the pain more with activity most likely it is due stress fracture, go and have bone scan it will show and you could treat ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Differential diagnosis includes stress fracture or medial tibial stress syndrome. Both caused by overuse and increasing training intensity too much a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Let pain be your guide and may lift if it does not cause pain. Pain is a sign that you are not allowing it to heal.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Obtain a referral to a physical therapist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Muscle vs. bone: Shin splints are a condition due to a strain or inflammation of teh anterior tibialis muscle or tendon. Stress fracture is a small non-displaced frac ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Exam: This is usually determined based on exam and further testing. Stress fracture usually has a small area of pain called point tenderness. Shin splints ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
The symptoms: Can be the same sometimes diagnostic test like X-ray, MRI or bone scan help make e diagnosis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly.: If you were diagnosed with a stress fracture in that area, a bump may indicate callous bone formation, or it could be inflammation of soft tissue.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Area of pain: Shin splints typically hurt over a longer length of bone, and a stress fracture is often point tenderness. If you have concern, see a specialist, and ... Read More
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