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A 41-year-old female asked:

My foot x-ray shows no significant bone or joint lesion. gp thinks a 5th metatarsal stress fracture but pain has been easing. what does this mean?

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Dr. John Wallace sr
Podiatry 38 years experience
Resolving foot pain : If you have been resting that would be the reason for improvement or your doctor has immobilized the foot it is possible you have a stress fracture the clinical signs are pain and swelling it could also be stress response (bone edema)need MRI To confirm since you feel improvement I would recommend rest and some immobilization until symptoms resolve

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Last updated Nov 26, 2017

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