A 39-year-old male asked:
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i think i may have a stress fracture from running. how do i know?

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Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Stress of Running.: You did not say where the stress fracture was suspected. Let us assume it is in the foot as that is the most likely spot. There is usually pain and swelling in the immediate area of the bone that is fractured. There may be some bruising but not usually. Oddly enough x-rays usually do not show the stress fracture until some time later. Follow the RICE protocol and walk with a cast boot.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
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Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Bone scan, MRI best imaging to detect this problem. Rest, time off from running, change to biking, swimming to keep aerobic fitness.
Jun 24, 2015

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