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Doctor insights on: How Long To Wait Before Treating Stress Fracture

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Why do I still have a stress fracture? How long do they last?

Why do I still have a stress fracture? How long do they last?

Rest: Usually about 6 weeks, but you need to rest the fractured extremity or the pain and fracture will persist. ...Read more

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 for L4 stress fracture to heal?

How long for L4 stress fracture to heal?

6-8 weeks: It should heal in the 6-8 week time frame, assuming there are no other complicating factors. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from surgery for stress fracture?

How long is recovery from surgery for stress fracture?

Depends: The location of the fracture is important, as well as if it required a plate, rod, etc. ...Read more

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How long willa stress fracture in the back take to heal?

How long willa stress fracture in the back take to heal?

2-3 month: Sress fracture you dont see on the regular x-ray but you pain of it, you have to do special x-ray to see it.. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a stress fracture of the metatarsal goes away?

How long will it take for a stress fracture of the metatarsal goes away?

Approximately 6 week: Pain can go away before this time but on average take 2 weeks in either direction. I am a big fan of making sure vitamin d levels are within normal range after dignosing someone with a stress fracture. Over 90% of the time i fing them to be deficient or insufficient. ...Read more

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How long can I play with a stress fracture without costs?

How long can I play with a stress fracture without costs?

HOW LONG.....: Until it heals on its own, or evolves into a complete fracture where you can't walk/play anymore. It's a roll of the dice. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more