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Indian Orchard, MA
A 35-year-old female asked:

Foot stress fracture 7 months ago had bone scan but my foot still hurts when i walk doc says its tendonitis don't know?

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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 23 years experience
Stress Fracture?: Stress fracture can present as you described. Discuss the results of the scan with your doctor and don't be afraid to look for a second opinion, it always helps.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Bone scan result: If bone scan did not show abnormal uptake then the cause of pain is usually not bone.Soft tissue abnormalities such as tendonitis, ganglion cysts, or myositis do not show up on bone scan. Soft tissue abnormalities can be better defined in certain hands by ultrasound and in others by magnetic resonance imaging. If conservative treatment shows improvement, than additional tests not usually necessary.
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Last updated May 7, 2016


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