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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Get A Stress Fracture Lifting Weights

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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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Could someone get a stress fracture from standing up too much?

Could someone get a stress fracture from standing up too much?

Unlikely: Stress fracture is a result of repetitive micro-trauma, e.g. running. Standing does not generally cause this type of stress on the bones. If you have a fracture from standing or other routine activities, it may be due to low bone density. Please talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Should i get a stress fracture air cam boot? When is it necessary?

Should i get a stress fracture air cam boot? When is it necessary?

Air CAM Boot: If you have a stress fracture of the ankle or foot the aircast boots work well. They help to unload the weight of the ankle and decrease pain. It also allows patients to walk without crutches.. ...Read more

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How does one get over a stress fracture?

How does one get over a stress fracture?

Rest: You will need to allow the fracture to heal which may take 4-8 weeks to heal you cannot really make the fracture heal faster than nature will allow once the fracture is fully healed you will gradually return to you normal activity. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to get rid of a stress fracture in your foot?

What's the fastest way to get rid of a stress fracture in your foot?

Let it heal.: You don't really "get rid of a stress fracture, " you progress along the normal stages of bone healing. There of no "fastest way, " it just takes time. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to get surgery for a hip stress fracture?

When is it necessary to get surgery for a hip stress fracture?

Old age,osteoporosis: There are many factors that need to be taking into consideration before making that decision, age, comorbidities, osteoporosis, activity level, how the fx occur.If you are a young active person in good heath with good bone quality fr does not need to be fixed, however if you are elderly person, with osteoporosis and other comorbidities probably this fx need to be fixed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lift weights when I have a stress fracture in the shin?

Is it safe to lift weights when I have a stress fracture in the shin?

Yes: Let pain be your guide and may lift if it does not cause pain. Pain is a sign that you are not allowing it to heal. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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)

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