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A 45-year-old female asked:

Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- 15 weeks, boot, crutches. not healed, still sore, swollen. told 3 more weeks, x-ray again. 2nd opinion? specialist?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
About Time.: After 15 weeks of the standard protocol for a stress fracture and it's still swollen and painful, I can guarantee you that three more weeks will not make a difference. You need to have a new set of eyes looking at your fracture. Actually, That would have been even better 5 weeks ago. There are some modalities that can help with the healing.
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