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A 42-year-old female asked:

Can i continue with physical activities if i have a stress fracture on tibia?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
What did the : diagnosing doctor say? Often it is recommended to avoid excessive weight bearing exercises for about 8 weeks. REF: http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/ankle-achilles-shin-pain/tibia-stress-fracture
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Not a good idea: You should be resting the leg. You can do more injury and thus making your recovery longer
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
No: You should protect weightbearing and limit stress to the affected leg. Generally this happens for at least 6 weeks.
Last updated Dec 11, 2017
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