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Doctor insights on: Ability To Exercise With Stress Fracture

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Does chronic stress affect your ability to roll with the punches?

Does chronic stress affect your ability to roll with the punches?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Someone with an anxiety disorder lack the ability to deal with stress? Or would he have anxiety even without stress?

Someone with an anxiety disorder lack the ability to deal with stress? Or would he have anxiety even without stress?

Anxiety: Panic attacks occur without apparent causes, social anxiety occurs upon exposure to social situations that might be feared, generalized anxiety can occur from many causes such as stress or lack of sleep or poor nutrition, etc. ...Read more

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How can I continue to be active with a stress fracture without worsening the injury?

How can I continue to be active with a stress fracture without worsening the injury?

Heed MD precautions: Discuss strategies with your treating physician as he/she will know best. Limited or no load bearing is usually prescribed for a period of time to allow the injured bone to heal. ...Read more

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Daily physical activity will help your body deal with stress? How so?

Daily physical activity will help your body deal with stress?  How so?

Great mental release: In addition, it helps to reduce the body's stress hormone, cortisol and also increases the body's "feel good" neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. ...Read more

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Any way to exercise with a strained lcl?

Any way to exercise with a strained lcl?

Possibly: If there is a mild grade 1 sprain, one might be able to exercise with a brace that provides medial/ lateral if there is a grade 2 or 3 sprain, you will probably be out for between 4 and 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you get atraumatic stress fractures in your ribs?

Can you get atraumatic stress fractures in your ribs?

NO: Non injury fractures are pathological fractures due to disease like metastatic cancer . Psychological stress do not result in fractures. ...Read more

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How often does conservative treatment of a sesamoid fracture lead to full recovery? Enough to participate in athletics, distance running, etc?

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 more

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Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

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 more

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Can doing cardio exercise delay the healing of rib fractures?

Can doing cardio exercise delay the healing of rib fractures?

Depends on: how vigorous you exercise. But if it is causing little or no pain, it is probably ok to continue. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to make a stress fracture heal fast and efficiently?

Can there be any way to make a stress fracture heal fast and efficiently?

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 more

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How drastically can stress affect your bodies ability to process blood sugar at the time of the stress?

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 more

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Gradually returning to weight lifting after a 9 month hiatus due to wrist injuries. Any preventive strategies or advice to prevent reinjury ?

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

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Can a knee injury/weight gain lead to a metatarsal stress fracture?

Can a knee injury/weight gain lead to a metatarsal stress fracture?

Stress fracture: A knee injury or weight gain alone won't cause a metatarsal stress fracture. What they will do is put added stress on the foot/feet. Overtime, if nothing changes, stress fractures can develop. ...Read more

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How do you deal with stress fractures?

Rest: Stress fractures are caused by repetitive activity. The best way to treat these fractures is avoiding the aggravating activity. They tend to heal in approximately 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How to exercise to deal with the body aches?

How to exercise to deal with the body aches?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Fracture (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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