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Can You Walk On A Stress Fracture
Can you still walk on a stress fracture? Horrible pain while walking but I am still able to walk. No trauma occurred. Random numbness. Dull throbbing
If you have pain: Then I would not walk on it.....if it occured without any history of trauma then you should check your vitamin d levels..... ...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
I started doing 10 minute walks about a week ago. Several days ago my toes felt like they needed popped. It still hurts to walk. Stress fracture?
Exercise: More likely due to your body responding to unusual exercise. Rest for a day and the pain will probably disappear ...Read more
I believe I have a stress fracture in my heal making it painful to walk. Can this heal on its own if I have to walk on it everyday? Is a brace needed?
Stress fracture?: Difficult to say without some imaging evidence whether you have a heel fracture. If you are a runner or consistent walker it may be although its also possible that you may have a calcaneal heel spur. There are other considerations such as tendinitis or bursitis, so you really need a full examination and perhaps rest / ice /antiinflammatory with follow up imaging if not better. ...Read more
Pretty convinced I have a mild stress fracture on my 4th metatarsal. Can this heal on its own or does it need a doctor? I can walk with it pretty fine
Usually heals ok: If there is no pain and no discomfort then it should heal ok Be sure to wear good support shoes If increase pain then see provider ...Read more
Foot fx: This depends on the location of the fracture. As long as it is not a fifth metatarsal jones fracture most likely you can bear weight in a protective boot or shoe. Talk with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Stress fracture- 3rd met.- 17 weeks boot, crutches. X-ray- not healed, pain, but specialist says walk normally, no boot. Is that okay or 2nd opinion?
Ask, and receive.: It seems hard to believe that an experienced specialist would have you walk on your foot, if he believed that your foot wasn't healed. The decision of healing, after 17 weeks, may take more verification than a x-ray can show. Seventeen weeks can be frustrating for both you and the specialist. I suggest you get a second opinion, in fact, it might be considerate to ask him for a referral for one. ...Read more
So I walk a lot my foot been hurting a lot when walking I've had a stress fracture in my foot from overuse what could b causing this pain even when i?
I'm 26 weeks preg. I think I have a stress fracture in my 1st metatarsal for 3 months & not healed yet. No pain but red & swollen when I try to walk/use?
Need a podiatrist: You probably need to immobilize the foot for a while. A podiatrist (or an orthopedist) might be able to fit you with a boot/brace to help you heal. This is a tough time to have your activity limited! And the extra pregnancy weight is not helping the healing process. I'm sorry! But proper care now might help avoid a longer term problem. Good luck! ...Read more
Such: An issue may benefit from rest and ice. You should have an x-ray to further evaluate situation, talk to an orthopedist. ...Read more
My foot hurts when I walk hurts when flex my foot up I had a stress fracture in foot about 9 months ago what else could it b?
Have a foot exam...: Your stress fracture 9 months ago may have been more than just the bone injury. There are several soft tissue structures that overlay the top of the foot. There are tendons and ligaments which may have been damaged. Have the foot checked properly. See a podiatrist for a full foot exam. You had a bone scan and ct scan, but an MRI is a better diagnostic test to evaluate the soft tissue. ...Read more
Stress fracture in mid foot its been a year due to overuse I think it came back bad spams can't flex my foot up hurts to walk pain comes & goes drag?
Time: For examination and xray.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal to still have pain with a slow to heal (17 wks), but says doctor, practically healed (no xray check), met stress fracture? Scared to walk on it
How do I know when a foot stress fracture is healed b/c my foot hurts when walking but not when I'm resting soon as start to walk it hurts so bad?
Can a person with a tibial or a fibula stress fracture (shin splints) still walk or is almost impossible?
Can a stress fracture of the intermediate cuneiform bone 2yrs develop a cyst, walk at unusually fast pace at work (8-10 miles a day)on concrete *pics*?
Hi, I had my cast off 3 weeks ago after a stress fracture, I now have pain and swelling at side off foot, could it be soft tissue damage?? It's very painful to walk on.
Metatarsal stress fracture-ok to walk in boot? Originally non- weight bearing, then limited with crutches. Not healed, still sore, swollen- 3 months.
Sounds Amiss.: If it is still swollen and still painful after three months, then it is. More that likely not healed. It makes no sense to continue to put pressure on an apparently unstable fracture. You need to have it re-evaluated to determine the true extent of the healing or non-healing, whichever it may be. ...Read more
I've had chronic lower back pain for two weeks now that has spread to my thighs, could this be caused by a stress fracture? I have been to the chiropractor twice, and no lasting results. It is painful to sit, stand and walk. I have also noticed that my ri
Diagnosed with stress fracture in foot. I have an air boot but my leg is starting to hurt when I walk. What do you suggest?
Ask your Ortho doc: Speak with your orthopedist. That is the doctor who can best answer your question. ...Read more
Will a navicular stress fracture still heal if I 'walk' in my cam walker without flexing my ankle? It is so hard to deal with two kids on crutches.
Navicular fracture: It will heal because the cam walker has a rocker bottom sole wich helps keep the foot from completing a complete gait cycle. With that said it will heal faster if you immobilize it completely. Any fracture takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks to heal with proper immobility. ...Read more
Is 12 weeks on crutches long enough for a heel stress fracture to heal? It still hurts to walk on it. The MRI showed a stress fracture in heel along with bone edema. Help.
Yes: 6-8 wks is all that is typically required for a stree fracture to heal. Most likely the bone is healed but the plantar fascia has tightened up due to non weightbearing and is now becoming inflamed. However if the bone has not healed you may have osteopenia, calcium or vitamin d deficiency. You should see your podiatrist. ...Read more
Foot stress fracture 7 months ago had bone scan but my foot still hurts when I walk doc says its tendonitis don't know?
Will tibial stress fracture heal if I walk on it? I'm talking about regular walking around at my job...I can't wear a boot/brace at my job.
Stress fracture: Depends...As long as you stay with low impact activities, most stress fractures will heal. However, the tibia shaft has poorer blood supply compared to other bones & in rarer circumstances will not heal & require surgery to fix. Talk with your ortho for additional info. ...Read more
Met. Stress fracture- 17 wks, not healed, sore. Xray- moderate callus. Ortho specialist- 4 more weeks boot then walk. What if not healed? 2nd opinion?
Check labs: Stress fractures are often related to activity but can also have a metabolic component such as low vitamin d, thyroid/parathyroid disorder as well. A series of blood tests can often help to rule out the common associated causes. ...Read more
Met. Stress fracture- 34 wks not healed, ORIF 14 wks ago. Dr, physio say callus, still healing- no running but walk in shoes. Sore, swells- advice? .
My 5 year old jumped off trampoline and hurt foot. Xray fine but now is throwing up and cant walk on it. Possible stress fracture xray didn't show?
Foot sprain: Inability to bear weight is expected in this kind of isolated trauma. Stress fractures occur in the context of extended athletics and are unusual in this age of child with this kind of mechanism. If the fall was not witnessed by an adult, then you can't be sure the child didn't hit his head, in which case vomiting is a concern. Call your pediatrician now to sort out next steps. ...Read more
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
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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