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How will i know if my stress fracture on my shin bone healed eough to play soccer again?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Painless running: It will most likely take 6-8 weeks for a tibial stress fracture to heal usually it is a clinical diagnosis as to when one can return to sports usually one can ride a stationary bike to maintain conditioning. Once the stress fracture pain has subsided and the patient can walk without pain, i will gradually allow gently jogging preferably on a grass or soft surface i will then progress gradually.

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