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A 45-year-old female asked:

Metatarsal stress fracture is still causing problems after 9+ weeks. should i see an orthopedic surgeon for advice?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Time to reflect.: Who gave you the advice on the treatment of the stress fracture the first time? And what exactly is meant by "problems"? Stress fractures can take some time to heal, especially if the fracture care treatment protocols are not strictly followed. The seriousness of the condition are too soon dismissed and the results are a prolonged healing time.

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