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A 32-year-old female asked:

can a stress fracture of the intermediate cuneiform bone 2yrs develop a cyst, walk at unusually fast pace at work(8-10 miles a day)on concrete *pics* ?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes, but unusual: Stress fractures of the metatarsals are much more common than the cuneiform bones but they can happen w/walking, esp if you have increased the amount u walk.Hope u get better!
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Not likely...: While it is possible, this is not a usual bone to get a stress fracture just from walking, even if you do walk fast on concrete. The central three metatarsals are more likely to be involved.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
An xray, : Ct scan or MRI would be able to tell you what the situation of the bone. Is that what normally happens? No. But, if a cyst is present it doesn't really matter how it got there the idea is to deal with it..meaning treat it if necessary.

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