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How Long For Teen Stress Fractures To Heal
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
How long does it take for a heel stress fracture to heal enough so that crutches are no longer required?
6-8 weeks of rest: Must ice, rest and not aggravate it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a stress fracture for4 weeks been in boot. Still not healed, tender to touch and when i bend.Why is it taking so long & can I poss. Heal it quicker?
Depends on what/wher: If it is afx @ base if 5th metatarsal & transverse they often need surgery. Google jones fx. If a mid tarsal fx 2-4 u have 2 b patient & not bear wt 2 soon. Don't cheat & keep testing it. Follow ur ortho's advice. Stress means stress so stressing it 2 soon is not a good idea.2 hurry up healing is 2 b patient . Follow the doc's plan! ...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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