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how to heal a stress fracture faster

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Bone stimulator: A bone stimulator in my experience will make a stress fracture heal faster than natural forces alone unfortunately stimulators are expensive and heal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Rest: The most reliable way to heal a stress fracture is to rest the affected area. Sometimes, this is coupled with immobilization with a splint or cast. ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not really: Take vit d and be patient there is no magic road to a fast cure.
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Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
????: I've never heard of a 'calcaneal grade 4+ stress fx.' Maybe it's a grading system common in Australia. But yes, it can heal faster than six weeks, esp ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Casting/Cam Walker: Stress fracture, just like any other fracture requires immobilization. I would ask your treating doctor for either non weight bearing case or a cam wa ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Stop Stressing.: Healing stress fractures is accomplished, for the most part, by simply reducing weight bearing (i.e. stress) to the involved bone. The remedy may inv ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends...: Stress fractures of the patella or the groove in the femur are relatively uncommon. Healing time depends on many factors: severity of the fracture, ag ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it is possible: Patients with some stress fractures, such as displaced femoral neck stress fractures and fifth metatarsal base stress fractures, are more likely to ha ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: It should heal in the 6-8 week time frame, assuming there are no other complicating factors.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 month: Sress fracture you dont see on the regular x-ray but you pain of it, you have to do special x-ray to see it..
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4- 6 weeks: The most important treatment is rest. Stress fractures of the fibula respond well to a period of non-weight bearing of four weeks

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