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How Can You Tell The Difference Between A Stress Fracture And Tendonitis
X-ray: They may co-exist but by definition a stress fracture will typically be confirmed by some imaging technique, usually plain x-ray but possibly MRI or bone scan. The diagnosis can be made but not confirmed in the absence of positive imaging if the history is right and no other diagnoses fit.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Location: For one would differentiate between patellar tendonitis and shin splints. Stress f/x and shin splints is a little more difficult. Sometimes an astute clinician could use a tuning fork to aid in diagnosis, an MRI would differentiate, xrays on first shooting may not be helpful.See 1 more doctor answer
You can't know: Where is the pain? It is difficult to answer this question without specifics. Have a doctor evaluate the issue.
Clinically: By palpation an astute clinician appreciates the difference in anatomical location which can be subtle as the proximity of the two is obvious, diagnostic testing such as MRI would differentiate. But, kep in mind treatment can be similiar, so if you go into a cam walker boot you should heal either and don't really have to know which it is. Tendonitis is the more common of the two.
The pain is coming back I had to wear a boot. Is it possible for the tendonitis and the stress fracture to come back. Would I have to wear boot again?
Stress fracture of: What? Which bone? Tendinitis if which tendon? How long has it been there? How long have you been in the boot?
Have either peroneal tendonitis or stress fracture (awaiting MRI this week). Today, foot is feeling tingly? Is this really bad? No swelling, same amount of pain as usual.
Foot stress fracture 7 months ago had bone scan but my foot still hurts when I walk doc says its tendonitis don't know?
Been having foot pain - lateral aspect of the proximal fifth metatarsal shaft, for ~2.5 months now. Not tendonitis or a stress fracture. I have my orthopedist and physical therapist stumped. Worse with activity, a lot better with rest. Any ideas?
Podiatrist diagnosed 5th metatarsal stress fracture near toe even though it's not on x ray. Pain & swelling when walking and swimming. Could it be tendonitis instead? Can foot heal without an orthopedic shoe, which feels worse than sneaker?
From a radiology: Standpoint it is simple. An MRI will easily distinguish between those three abnormalities.
Yes it is possible: You can have those two problems togethor.
Dr. Said I had a stress fracture that healed itself on my small toes area-how come I didn't know? 1/16 ankle tendinitis could that be similar pain?
Stress fracture: Is not a complete farcture or broken bone. The evidence of a previous stress fracture can be picked up sometimes on xray, CT scan or even MRI. You may have only noticed some joint pain or tenderness and it may not have caused you a lot of pain. It could result from a fall, trauma like stubbing your toe really hard or an increase in activity. If it did not bother you, you may have healed quickly.See 1 more doctor answer
X-ray: An x-ray will tell you if you have a fracture although sometimes it does not show for 10 days after injury.
An x-ray: Would be helpful, sometimes serial x-rays are needed. This is when an x-ray is taken and then repeated a week or 2 later. An MRI for sure can tell the difference. Finally, a good clinician based on clinical exam and history can often times make a highly educated guess.See 2 more doctor answers
Shin pain: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com).See 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell the difference between a shin splint or stress fracture? Have pain on inner mid part of shin for 3 days now hurts worse to touch it
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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