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So like I was saying before what if the stress fracture in foot doesn't heal in a year what happens next i still have pain in that area?

So like I was saying before what if the stress fracture in foot doesn't heal in a year what happens next i still have pain in that area?

Options: For a stress fracture that has not healed with normal conservative treatment (i.e. Immobilization in a cast and/or boot), your treatment options include an external bone stimulator and surgery. Updated imaging studies would be reasonable to confirm the diagnosis. Discuss these options with your doctor. ...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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Had stress fracture in foot. Wore boot 1 mo. 4 mo. Later foot still swollen tho doc said bone healed. No pain just noticeable swelling not improving.?

Had stress fracture in foot. Wore boot 1 mo. 4 mo. Later foot still swollen tho doc said bone healed. No pain just noticeable swelling not improving.?

Stress Fractures: Can cause long term swelling. Repetitive trauma to an area that underwent a stress fracture will continue to have stress-induced swelling. If you are not wearing an orthotic in your shoe that helps to displace pressure and impact trauma away from the fracture site, then you will continue to have stress-type symptoms in that area, including post-injury swelling. ...Read more

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I have been having a stress fracture in my right foot for 4 months. Do i still have it?

I have been having a stress fracture in my right foot for 4 months. Do i still have it?

Only the shadow knos: If there is still pain or aching u need 2 follow up with a new x-ray. C ur treating md. ...Read more

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Can i still walk my dog with a boot (for stress fracture of foot)?

Can i still walk my dog with a boot (for stress fracture of foot)?

Foot fx: This depends on the location of the fracture. As long as it is not a fifth metatarsal jones fracture most likely you can bear weight in a protective boot or shoe. Talk with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Think I had stress fracture in big metatarsal in foot year and half ago running still slightly flares up sometimes, never got treated what should I do?

Think I had stress fracture in big metatarsal in foot year and half ago running still slightly flares up sometimes, never got treated what should I do?

Instability Stress.: There's only one thing to do. Have your foot evaluated by a foot specialist. There are diagnostic tests that can determine if the metatarsal is fractured. There could be other possibilities that could cause the symptoms you are having. Joint instability could also be considered as a realistic cause. Remove all doubt, have it examined. ...Read more

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Foot stress fracture 7 months ago had bone scan but my foot still hurts when I walk doc says its tendonitis don't know?

Foot stress fracture 7 months ago had bone scan but my foot still hurts when I walk doc says its tendonitis don't know?

Stress Fracture?: Stress fracture can present as you described. Discuss the results of the scan with your doctor and don't be afraid to look for a second opinion, it always helps. ...Read more

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Son had severe ankle sprain, and still has pain. Mri shows a pre stress fracture of talus bone with lesion on talus. What is pre stress fracture?

Son had severe ankle sprain, and still has pain.  Mri shows a pre stress fracture of talus bone with lesion on talus.  What is pre stress fracture?

MRI finding...: A pre-stress fracture is where a bone is starting to hurt but does not ever fully manifest on x-ray. Pre stress fracture syndrome requires a shorter duration of treatment. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is 12 weeks on crutches long enough for a heel stress fracture to heal? It still hurts to walk on it. The MRI showed a stress fracture in heel along with bone edema. Help.

Is 12 weeks on crutches long enough for a heel stress fracture to heal? It still hurts to walk on it. The MRI showed a stress fracture in heel along with bone edema. Help.

Yes: 6-8 wks is all that is typically required for a stree fracture to heal. Most likely the bone is healed but the plantar fascia has tightened up due to non weightbearing and is now becoming inflamed. However, if the bone has not healed you may have osteopenia, calcium or vitamin d deficiency. You should see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What to do about stress fracture in foot?

What to do about stress fracture in foot?

Stay off it: You need to stay off of it using a cast or walking boot to protect it. Also, you should be under a doctors care to make sure it is healing, has not shifted or moved and is in proper alignment to heal. If it is out of alignment you may need surgery as you don't want it to heal in the wrong position. ...Read more

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I was wondering I've had a stress fracture in foot the podiatrist told me that it will take a year to heal what happens if it doesn't heal when that?

I was wondering I've had a stress fracture in foot the podiatrist told me that it will take a year to heal what happens if it doesn't heal when that?

A year??: I have never seen or heard of a stress fracture take that long unless you have an autoimmune disease. We're you splinted, in cast or walking boot? Time for another opinion. Are you sure it was a stress fracture? ...Read more

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My foot hurts when I walk hurts when flex my foot up I had a stress fracture in foot about 9 months ago what else could it b?

Have a foot exam...: Your stress fracture 9 months ago may have been more than just the bone injury. There are several soft tissue structures that overlay the top of the foot. There are tendons and ligaments which may have been damaged. Have the foot checked properly. See a podiatrist for a full foot exam. You had a bone scan and ct scan, but an MRI is a better diagnostic test to evaluate the soft tissue. ...Read more

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What causes foot stress fracture?

I think if : You investigate closely you will find a high proportion of these patients to have vitamin d deficiency.
I examined chart records of the last 50 patients diagnosed with stress fractures. 49 of 50 all had vit d deficiency or insufficiency (less than 30 mg/dl). ...Read more

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How is a foot stress fracture diagnosed?

X-ray or MRI: A stress fracture in the foot may not initially show up on x-ray. If the area still hurts 1-2 months later than a second x-ray may show some signs of new bone growth indicative of a stress fracture. Or you can get an MRI scan that is more detailed and may show the stress fracture site via swelling internally or on the surface of the bone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a foot stress fracture?

Pain: Pain may be intermittent or constant and progressively worse with weightbearing. You may also see swelling in the area and definitely pain on palpation of the site. ...Read more

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Will a foot stress fracture heal if I walk limitedly on it?

Will a foot stress fracture heal if I walk limitedly on it?

MAYBE: It could heal; conversely, it could evolve into a complete fx. Calcium level, vitamin D level, smoking all influence healing. ...Read more

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Top of foot swollen? Could this be a stress fracture?

Top of foot swollen? Could this be a stress fracture?

Yes, maybe: There are several things that can cause swelling on top of foot and stress fracture is one. If you suspect this, see your podiatrist or orthopedist. You will need to get an x-ray and sometimes other testing is necessary as stress fractures can be difficult to visualize on plain x-ray in the beginning of injury. ...Read more

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How do you treat stress fracture in the feet?

boot.wb protection: Depends on where the stress fx. Is but in a young pt. Like you if u have a metatarsal stress fx.(most common) a protectective boot or cam-walker for 6-8 wks. Weight-bearing is increased as the fracture heals. A bone stimulator may be indicated if healing is slow. See your ors. ...Read more

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Can I tape my foot for a stress fracture?

Can I tape my foot for a stress fracture?

Taping: Proper athletic taping can be helpful for a metatarsal stress fracture. If the pain is alleviated by offloading the area with a combination of felt pads and athletic tape, then it is ok, otherwise a surgical shoe or a cam walker works much better. ...Read more

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How do you treat stress fracture in the foot?

How do you treat stress fracture in the foot?

Depends on what bone: Depending on which bone is fractured and how badly it is fractured. Sometimes staying off completely until it heals, sometimes wearing a stiff shoe or fracture boot so you do not bend foot when walking will work. You need to talk to a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How should I treat a stress fracture in my foot?

How should I treat a stress fracture in my foot?

Rest: Seek podiatric or orthopedic consulation. Rest the foot. Talk to your doctor about the option of acupuncture to reduce pain and expedite healing. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


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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