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A 19-year-old female asked:

How to heal a stress fracture ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Stop Stressing.: Healing stress fractures is accomplished, for the most part, by simply reducing weight bearing (i.e. stress) to the involved bone. The remedy may involve complete off weight as with crutches, to simply wearing regular shoes but drastically reducing time on the foot. Typically a weight bearing cam walker boot works just fine. The trick is to stay off foot long enough for the fracture to heal.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
following above advice usually heals within 4-8 weeks. Return to impact activity slowly
Mar 30, 2016

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that a stress fracture not heal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes it is possible: Patients with some stress fractures, such as displaced femoral neck stress fractures and fifth metatarsal base stress fractures, are more likely to have complications such as nonunion. These complications should be monitored closely because surgical intervention may be necessary.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can you make a stress fracture heal fast?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kirt Kimball
A Verified Doctoranswered
48 years experience
Bone stimulator: A bone stimulator in my experience will make a stress fracture heal faster than natural forces alone unfortunately stimulators are expensive and health insurance companies only pay for them in treating non-unions or delayed unions of certain types of fractures.
A 39-year-old member asked:

When a stress fracture pubis ramis does not heal?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Pubic fracture: Nonunion may occur in any fracture. Check with your orthopedic surgeon.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is a stress fracture?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Load beyond capacity: If weight bearing bones are loaded beyond what their capacity is to handle the force, the bone will break down and become injured and cause stress fracture.

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