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Ability To Exercise With Stress Fracture
Yes,: Chronic stress esp. Emotional takes a great toll on a person, both physically and emotionally.Many hormonal and neurotransmitters are affected by chronic stress.Some believe that chronic stress causes the adrenal gland to become "depleted" of the hormones that help us deal with stress. With this depletion, our bodies can't compensate.Med eval psyc, therapy, exercise, sleep, healthy eating can help. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Someone with an anxiety disorder lack the ability to deal with stress? Or would he have anxiety even without stress?
How often does conservative treatment of a sesamoid fracture lead to full recovery? Enough to participate in athletics, distance running, etc?
Open Sesame!: Before arriving at the diagnosis of a fractured sesamoid, it is always wise to x-ray the other foot and examine the sesamoids there. These little sesame shapped bones can be in two, three and even more pieces, normally. Having said that, the earlier treatment begins as well as the less weight bearing, the better the chances of a heal. The chances of resolution are so so but not great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?
Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest: The most reliable way to heal a stress fracture is to rest the affected area. Sometimes, this is coupled with immobilization with a splint or cast. The timing of it depends on the fracture site, pattern, medical co-morbidities, smoking history and other factors. Best to have an xray and follow your orthopedist's treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How drastically can stress affect your bodies ability to process blood sugar at the time of the stress?
Stress & blood sugar: Hi, it depends if u have diabetes or not, in case of stress some hormones like Epinephrine & cortisol go up and that increases the blood sugar, this is part of fight & flight response, in normal people there are compensatory mechanisms that moderate the blood sugar but in ppl with Diabetes these mechanisms are impaired, the larger the stress the larger the stress response & higher blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gradually returning to weight lifting after a 9 month hiatus due to wrist injuries. Any preventive strategies or advice to prevent reinjury ?
Go slowly: Focus on wrist, and particularly shoulder mobility with proper warm up and stretching prior to lifting and stretching after as well. Also, start with lifting very light even using just an empty bar to practice technique and form before adding weight. Then add weight slowly week by week to avoid overstressing the wrist. ...Read more
Can anxiety and stress lead to sore joints and tendons making them more subject to fractures and tendonitis even with normal movements?
Slowly & surely.: Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow - warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights. Try to exercise on most days of the week - consistency is important in this regard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Progressive return : There are usually ways to exercise without involving an injured body part. In the early stages of healing you should refrain from any stress on the injured area. As healing progresses you should resume exercise of the involved body part with low resistance/ low impact activities, and gradually progress. In many cases pain / swelling will guide the speed of your return to activity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Resumed sports after resting wrist stress fracture for 3 weeks, pain free exercise but still painful to touch or squeeze on a certain part of my wrist?
You should be seen : By an orthopedic surgeon to assess healing and return to activity as most fractures take a minimum of 6 weeks to heal in an adult. ...Read more
What would you recommend for treatment for a missed cuboid stress fracture (caused by walking for exercise)? Would crutches help 4 months later?
Not too Common.: I guess this means that you are still having pain the cuboid area. I am not exactly sure how you have come to the conclusion of a missed stress fracture, but if that is true, then crutches are a good option. The foot should be in an immobilization device such as a cam boot. The boot, with crutch assistance should be enough to start. These fractures can take 6 months, some a year. See a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having discomfort along top of my foot, towards outside edge. No extreme pain, no swelling. No better over months. Exercise a lot. Stress fracture?
I think I have a stress fracture in my ankle and knee. I get pain after exercise when putting repeated pressure on my leg. What can I do to help it?
How can I fix chronic foot and ankle swelling 1 year after metatarsal stress fracture? I wear a 20-30 mm hg knee sock daily and exercise 8 hrs/wk.
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
stress fracture: Depends entirely on the location. Some stress fractures will heal almost regardless of treatment and don't even require significant activity modification (example: midshaft fibula). Others can progress to a complete fracture which if it displaces can be very serious (example: femoral neck). ...Read more
YES: You frequently hear of professional athletes having a stress fracture that does not heal, and they have the best treatment possible! I would order an MRI; if not healing, I would try a bone stimulator. Problems like diabetes and RA, and medications like prednisone, can affect healing. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Usually with feet: increasing severity of pain with walking, can be accompanied by swelling, bruising and tenderness to touch at the site of the break. X-rays won't necessarily show anything until a few weeks later, when healing activity can be visible. Improves slowly with immobilization in a cast, rest, over eight weeks or so. ...Read more
Stress: One of the few aptly named problems in medicine. It occurs when the stresses that a bone sees is greater than the strength of the bone. This occurs over time and is usually related to repetitive activities. If it occurs with a trauma then it is not considered a stress fracture, but a traumatic fracture. We see these commonly in the feet, tibia and hip. (note weight bearing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest: Stress fractures usually resolve with simple non-surgical treatment (immobilization, crutches). Your primary care doctor or orthopaedic foot/ankle specialist could halp you assess risk fractures and prevention (mechanical and metabolic factors as well as training regimens that may have been related to the occurrence). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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