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Why are stress fractures so bad?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Stress fractures are problematic mainly because they can be difficult to diagnose. As such, they may be initially under treated, thereby prolonging disability.
Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Not SO bad....but...: Depends on the location of the stress fracture. Just like the name tells, the "stress" must be reduced to prevent further damage. Stress fractures have the nasty capacity to recur and become larger problems if not treated.

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