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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of metatarsal stress fracture on the top of their foot?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
Several: Pain, swelling, possible bump.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Complications: Delayed healing, healing out of alignmnent. Excessive bone formation or bone callus. Redistribution of metatarsal relationship to each other which can alter weightbearing pressure on area of foot. Prolonged pain, swelling are some.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What should I do about potential metatarsal stress fracture?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 38 years experience
See a podiatrist.: It could be a stress fracture of one of the central metatarsal bones, or just plantar forefoot pain from lack of enough cushioning of the foot. For more cushioning, try spenco standard insoles. If you want the insoles to have arch support as well, use the spenco polysorb cross trainer style.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of having a foot stress fracture?

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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 32 years experience
Pain: Pain may be intermittent or constant and progressively worse with weightbearing. You may also see swelling in the area and definitely pain on palpation of the site.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How is a foot stress fracture diagnosed?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 32 years experience
X-ray or MRI: A stress fracture in the foot may not initially show up on x-ray. If the area still hurts 1-2 months later then a second x-ray may show some signs of new bone growth indicative of a stress fracture. Or you can get an MRI scan that is more detailed and may show the stress fracture site via swelling internally or on the surface of the bone.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can I tape my foot for a stress fracture?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Fractures typically: Take 6-8 weeks to heal. Stress fractures are still fractures. The name stress fracture more describes the cause of the fracture as opposed to making it seem like it is less of an injury. Broken bones are broken bones are broken bones...
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What causes foot stress fracture?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 11 years experience
Trauma: Repetitive amounts of low intensity trauma over time can lead to stress fractures.
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Last updated Dec 1, 2012

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