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What could cause a stress fracture on the upper tibia (right below the knee)?

What could cause a stress fracture on the upper tibia (right below the knee)?

Stress fracture: Stress fractures are often caused by over use or excessive weight bearing of the problem limb. Excessive jumping, running, heavy lifting and heavy work can all cause stress fractures. Excessive training in sports can be the culprit. Be sure you are living a healthy life style to prevent problems in general. ...Read more

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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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How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

8+++ wks, maybe more: Stress fractures of the patella are rare and diagnosis is often delayed by months. Nonoperative treatment involves immobilization and protected weight bearing (ie stay off it). Nonop tx is often unsuccessful and then surgery is the recommended. Healing takes 2+ months, often 3-4. You need to be followed closely. See a knee specialist soon. Good luck! ...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?

Possible: Possible that knee pain and wt gain could cause abnormal gait and stress on feet which over time can lead to stress fracture of metatarsal. See podiatrist for evaluation and x/rays. ...Read more

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Been to doctor for what i suspect is an ankle and knee stress fracture, doctors have taken since january to make get me an xray. What can I do?

Been to doctor for what i suspect is an ankle and knee stress fracture, doctors have taken since january to make get me an xray. What can I do?

? Question: Unsure by your history what your symptoms are and where your pain is and how it started... Clarify that for me if u can and i'll try to answer as best i can... Thanks ... Do u have a tibia stress fx.? Are you a runner? What sport etc.. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Swelling: The cause of the swelling needs to be determined. Stress fractures may create some residual swelling, but your local doctor should exam you. The compression rating for the stocking may be too low as well. ...Read more

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What can cause a stress fracture in the leg?

What can cause a stress fracture in the leg?

Overloading the bone: Stress fractures often are the result of increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too rapidly. They also can be caused by the impact of an unfamiliar surface (a tennis player who has switched surfaces from a soft clay court to a hard court); improper equipment(imprper shoes); and increased physical stress (a basketball player who has had a substantial increase in playing time). ...Read more

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How likely is it that a tibia stress fracture could be a recurring injury?

How likely is it that a tibia stress fracture could be a recurring injury?

Stress fracture : This is not an uncommon problem. Check with your orthopedist about treatment options. ...Read more

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I think I may have stress fracture in my lower tibia; must I be x-rayed?

I think I may have stress fracture in my lower tibia; must I be x-rayed?

Typically: We usually start with a clinical exam. If there is concern for a stress fracture then an xray may be ordered. If the xray shows no evidence of fracture other tests may include an MRI or bone scan. ...Read more

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My sister has a stress fracture in tibia. What's the likely treatment going to be?

My sister has a stress fracture in tibia. What's the likely treatment going to be?

Rest: Stress fractures occur when the stress of her activity level has gone beyond the ability of the bone to heal and repair itself. Treatment is usually rest, and is in part based in the degree if activity that led to it. For example, a runner may just have to stop for awhile; a sedentary person may need a cast and crutches. Discuss your specific case with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a cam boot do for a tibia stress fracture?

What does a cam boot do for a tibia stress fracture?

Stress Fracture: The cam boot helps unload the bone somewhat and prevent you from being too active on the stress fracture to allow it to heal. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i still play soccer with a tibia stress fracture?

Encourage you to: Be seen by a sports medicine physician to determine the status of your leg ; to make recommendation about when you may be ready to play soccer. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of pain on the inside of my tibia about 2 in above my ankle for less than an inch wide. Is this possibly a tibial stress fracture?

I have had a lot of pain on the inside of my tibia about 2 in above my ankle for less than an inch wide. Is this possibly a tibial stress fracture?

Stress fracture: Could be. Rest it and avoid impact exercises until pain subsides. If no improvement see an orthopedist and get a baseline x-ray and possibly an mri. ...Read more

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I am a very healthy/fit 48 yo w/ stress fracture (mri) to upper tibia (running). What is best/fastest course to: recovery; strength; and prevention?

I am a very healthy/fit 48 yo w/ stress fracture (mri) to upper tibia (running).  What is best/fastest course to: recovery; strength; and prevention?

Immobilization: Depending on the exact location of the fracture cast/ brace will help heal the fracture but it will take several months. You should get a metabolic work up done by endocrinologist to make sure there are no treatable causes for this fracture.Other than that you may have to slow down and limit your running in future . Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a runner and started having shin pain. There's a large indent along my tibia (medial) with a lump to the side of it. Sound like a stress fracture?

I'm a runner and started having shin pain. There's a large indent along my tibia (medial) with a lump to the side of it. Sound like a stress fracture?

Possible: But i'm having a real hard time with your description telling if the indent is on the bone or in the muscle area. You could have a fascial defect as well that is causing pain in the same area. At any rate, it should be looked at by a doctor because the treatment for the stress fracture would be rest while the treatment for the other defect would be therapy. ...Read more

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What is stress fracture of lower leg and how do you treat it?

Tiny bone breaks: Stess fractures come from repetative overuse of leg and foot muscles, which leads to small cracks in leg/foot bones. Beginning runners are prone to this. Older people with osteoporosis can get stress fractures too. Treatment can be a walking boot, or crutches, or a brace. Pain meds are more like tylenol (acetaminophen) than nsaids like advil or Aleve as they may (or may not) slow down bone repair. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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