A 29-year-old male asked:
i have chronic plantar fasciitis. i'm worried that i also have stress fractures?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
27 years experience Podiatry
Unlikely: It is not so common to have multiple stress fractures, why do you think this? X-rays can help rule out the stress fractures and if the fascitiis is chronic - seek medical attention so you can get out of your pain and have your foot properly assessed.
Answered on Aug 3, 2012
Dr. Robert Leland answered
30 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
See an expert: Stress fractures may show up on x-ray. Mri may be indicated (based on evaluation). Tight gastrocs likely at the "root" of your problems.
Answered on Oct 5, 2012
Dr. Randy Lisch answered
37 years experience Podiatry
X-rays are important: With chronic plantar fasciitis, you will naturally favor the way that you walk. This can lead to stress fractures in the metatarsals along with other compensatory problems. You need to see your podiatrist for help with this condition as there are so many conservative ways to get rid of this problem and get you back on your feet without pain.
Answered on Aug 4, 2012
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