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A 46-year-old member asked:

What should a doctor do for a stress fracture in my foot caused by running?

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Dr. Enid Goris
Podiatry 23 years experience
Off weight bearing: You will need to rest a week or two, rest and relax, reduce ambulation, and keep feet elevated if you have any swelling. Sometimes, a soft or hard cast will be applied to limit ambulation.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What causes foot stress fracture?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Trauma: Repetitive amounts of low intensity trauma over time can lead to stress fractures.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Possible stress fracture in foot. What caused it?

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Dr. Scott Jason
Podiatry 23 years experience
Microtrauma: Regular fracture results from a direct trauma to the bone. Stress fractures are caused by multiple microtraumas to the bone, which causes the bone to weaken and then eventually break. Many things can cause a stress fracture in the foot. Typically its caused by an excessive load on an unsupported foot.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have a stress fracture in my foot?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Symptoms and Imaging: Stress fractures usually cause pain, but may also cause swelling and discoloration. The nature of stress fractures can make them very hard to identify on x-rays, but some may be apparent based on their size or phase in healing. Larger stress fractures or those that have had some to start healing are often the ones that can be seen with x-ray. The most specific test for a stress fracture is a mri.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How should I treat a stress fracture in my foot?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rest: Seek podiatric or orthopedic consulation. Rest the foot. Talk to your doctor about the option of acupuncture to reduce pain and expedite healing.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a stress fracture in my foot. How do i cure it?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: First of all, see an orthopedist or podiatrist. You will likely need the foot immobilized in a boot until the fracture heals. You cannot cure it by yourself.

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