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A 40-year-old member asked:

healing a stage 3 stress fracture on foot, treatment?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I would check: your vitamin d levels. and wear a stiff soled shoe like a surgical shoe or walking boot.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are some of the symptoms of a stress fracture in the foot?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Pain: It is usually diagnosed by x-ray. Some fractures require an MRI to properly diagnose.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the major symptoms of a stress fracture in your foot?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Pain: Inability to bear weight without significant discomfort. If you cannot run because of severe pain in your foot, especially in the mid foot area, see your orthopaedist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of having a foot stress fracture?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 30 years experience
Pain: Pain may be intermittent or constant and progressively worse with weightbearing. You may also see swelling in the area and definitely pain on palpation of the site.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How is a foot stress fracture diagnosed?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 30 years experience
X-ray or MRI: A stress fracture in the foot may not initially show up on x-ray. If the area still hurts 1-2 months later then a second x-ray may show some signs of new bone growth indicative of a stress fracture. Or you can get an MRI scan that is more detailed and may show the stress fracture site via swelling internally or on the surface of the bone.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How long does a stress fracture in the foot take to heal?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
6-8 weeks: It takes time for the fracture to heal and 6-8 weeks is a reasonable estimate some take longer based on age, nutritional status and type and location of the fracture.

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