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A 45-year-old female asked:

Was told stress fracture (3rd metatarsal) not healed (x-ray) 8 weeks- doctor and physio thought it should have. still pain and swelling- what now?

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 14 years experience
Stress fracture: A stress fracture of the metatarsal bone should take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to heal. The fracture should be immobilized in a walking boot during the healing time. If the fracture has not healed a bone stimulator maybe needed to induce bone healing. Also an MRI should be ordered.

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Last updated Aug 4, 2015

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