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How Do You Deal With Stress Fractures
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It feels like pain..: pain is the first physical symptom U feel. it is due 2, 2 much strain on a bone that it can't remodel fast enough 2 handle the tress which is usually due 2 a change in activity, or 2 rigorous training. usually in the foot in runners, but all bones R susceptible. if running U 1st notice it @ a certain distance & each run it hurts sooner & 1 seeks care. like bending a wire repeatedly. it fails. ...Read more
Symptoms & 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 time 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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