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Is A Stress Fracture The Same Thing As A Compression Fracture In Your Bone
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
Fracture: No. Compression fractures usually refer to injuries to the spine. When you are younger this can usually be a result of significant trauma. As we get older and the bones become weaker a compression fracture can result from osteoporosis. Stress fractures on the other hand can involve any bone in the body and occur as a result of overuse and stress. ...Read more
Via med eval.:
is not a good approach. Medical history, x-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Stress fracture: The best way is to follow the directions of your treating physician, which I am certain involve either non weight bearing or cam walker or casting. Second guessing your doc rarely works out well. ...Read more
X-ray: Have an x-ray taken to determine if you have a fracture or not. ...Read more
How to know if you have a ankle stress fracture I have ankle pain outside of the bone the pain comes & goes.
See doctor: Stress fractures or reactions occur when the amount of stress you put on a bone exceeds your body's ability to keep up with it. Signs are pain on weight bearing and use, swelling and point tenderness. Intial xrays may be negative upto several weeks after it strats. Bone scans are positive after 2-4 days and MRI is best test to diagnose quickly as well as rule out other causes of pain. ...Read more
Radiotracer: A nuclear medicine bone scan is used to evaluate for conditions affecting bones including cancer, fractures, degenerative diseases etc. The radiotracer or radioactive material used is injected through a vein quickly reach your bones where it is deposited. A gamma camera is used to detect the radiotracer and images are created. The radiation is cleared from your body mostly in urine. ...Read more
Get xray: You need to get examined and an xray is needed ...Read more
Fracture or bruise: In bone can be very subtle difference. We say bone bruise when we can't identify a fracture line but the bone is swollen, and often this diagnosis made on an MRI when the bone has fluid in it but no true crack can be seen. Stress fracture is a very tiny crack that occurs over time. At times imaging, x-ray or MRI or bone scan changes what we name it but one doesn't just turn into the other. ...Read more
Varies: Protected walking in a CAM boot or no weightbearing at all depending on the location of the injury within the bone. ...Read more
Had bc 2005, gp sent for xray for back pain, stress fracture, pain real bad, coukd it be bone mets?
I believe I've had a stress fracture in my calcaneus bone for about 4 months. My podiatrist never x-rayed me. If I get one now, will it still show?
I had a porous tendon repaired 4 moths ago went back to work now I have a stress fracture of the met 5th bone how do I get this to heal any faster?
Casting/Cam Walker: Stress fracture, just like any other fracture requires immobilization. I would ask your treating doctor for either non weight bearing case or a cam walker. Also a bone stimulator might help. Again ask your treating doctor for any or all of these options and they can help. ...Read more
Can a unilateral spinal fusion cause a stress fracture? It has been a year since my l3/4 unilateral fusion. Unfortunately the bone has not fused and is still causing pain. The fusion was performed on the left side and I was recently was diagnosed with a
Mri showed stress fracture and bone edema in heel. Been on crutches off n on 12 weeks. Gets better after rest then when walking pain comes back.?
I had a stress fracture in my navicular bone at the end of november and tear in my anterior talofibular ligament and the tear still isn't healed?
6 months = 2 long.: Typically, tears of the anterior talofibular ligament respond very well to non-surgical treatment. An appropriate period in immobility and subsequent physical therapy are usually adequate. If after 6 months, you are still having pain and instability of the ankle, then perhaps it's time for another look to given to the injured ligament and the old injury. ...Read more
Possible causes for distal femur stress fracture? No trauma, not a high performance athlete. Only 35. Should I do repeat bone scan? Normal 5 yr. Ago
May b should get another bone scan to c if my foot is heeled from a previous stress fracture in foot still very painful doing anything what gives?
I have a stress fracture on the sesamoid bone. It has been 4 months and not healed. What are the chances of becoming active again after a bone graft?
Please be careful: With any procedure for a stress fracture of the sesamoid on the foot. Try conservative treatment to reduce the symptoms. The sesamoid may be not healed and you may achieve a symptom free status. Surgery shold be a true last resort. Surgery will alter your foot mechanics so be prepared to still modify shoewear. ...Read more
I have severe pain about two inches above my ankle bone, on the inside of my shin. Is it a stress fracture?
I'm tired of hip pain. I can't run anymore and the pain is right on the bone. Idk what to do. Could it be stress fracture on my pelvic bone?
Results from my daughter's bone scan says that there is mildly increased uptake in the dorsum of her midfoot on delayed imaging. Stress fracture?
Not necessarily: I would expect the same type of report from a kid with a bone bruise or scuff at the same location. Such wording should be paired with the results of a history and physical exam to decide the diagnosis. ...Read more
It will most likely take 6-8 weeks for
a tibial stress fracture to heal
usually it is a clinical diagnosis
as to when one can return to sports
usually one can ride a stationary bike
to maintain conditioning.
Once the stress fracture pain has
subsided and the patient can walk without
pain, I will gradually allow gently jogging
preferably on a grass or soft surface
i will then progress gradually. ...Read more
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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