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Can You Walk On A Stress Fracture In Your Foot
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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
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?
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 ›
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?
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.
I have pain when I walk on the bottom of my foot at the head of my 4th an 5th metatarsal. I had an xray and didn't see a stress fracture. What is it?
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
Foot stress fracture 7 months ago had bone scan but my foot still hurts when I walk doc says its tendonitis don't know?
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
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
PAIN: Usually pinpoint pain with palpation. Swelling-maybe, maybe not. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Stay off it: You need to stay off of it using a cast or walking boot to protect it. Also, you should be under a doctors care to make sure it is healing, has not shifted or moved and is in proper alignment to heal. If it is out of alignment you may need surgery as you don't want it to heal in the wrong position. ...Read more
Depends on what bone: Depending on which bone is fractured and how badly it is fractured. Sometimes staying off completely until it heals, sometimes wearing a stiff shoe or fracture boot so you do not bend foot when walking will work. You need to talk to a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more
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 more
It would be good to know which bone was fractured.
In general it takes 6-8 weeks to heal depending on treatment. ...Read more
It could worsen: And the fracture can become bigger and or wider..... ...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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