A 36-year-old member asked:
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how should i treat a stress fracture in my foot?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rest: Seek podiatric or orthopedic consulation. Rest the foot. Talk to your doctor about the option of acupuncture to reduce pain and expedite healing.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
It depends...: If a stress fracture is not displaced and is stable it can be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you.
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
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Dr. Richard Mallia
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The foot has 26 bones. Depends on the bone.
Jan 21, 2019

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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It could worsen: And the fracture can become bigger and or wider.....
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
boot.wb protection: Depends on where the stress fx. Is but in a young pt.Like you if u have a metatarsal stress fx.(most common) a protectective boot or cam-walker for 6 ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Wagner
18 years experience Podiatry
Stress fracture: The foot must be immobilized with limited activity for a period of 4-6 weeks. Use of ice and NSAID therapy is recommended.

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