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Feels like a stress fracture in top of left foot. Ice or heat.... Hurts to try to walk?

Feels like a stress fracture in top of left foot.  Ice or heat.... Hurts to try to walk?

Such: An issue may benefit from rest and ice. You should have an x-ray to further evaluate situation, talk to an orthopedist. ...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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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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The top of my left foot hurts. What are the symptoms of a stress fracture?

The top of my left foot hurts. What are the symptoms of a stress fracture?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Pain top of r.Foot when moved certain ways. Hurts worse after rest (or i slept wrong) how do I know if stress fracture?

Pain top of r.Foot when moved certain ways. Hurts worse after rest (or i slept wrong) how do I know if stress fracture?

Get an X-Ray...: That's the real way to tell for sure. Even then, stress fractures are sometimes hard to see on x-rays until the healing has already started. ...Read more

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Could I have a stress fracture? I am a competitive diver and last week pain on the top of my foot started and it is only swollen a little.

Could I have a stress fracture? I am a competitive diver and last week pain on the top of my foot started and it is only swollen a little.

Poss stress fracture: There is a possibility of a stress fracture. Not common from diving, however noted with other recurrent activities such as running. A sports medicine or orthopedic doctor can evaluate by getting a full account of what you have been doing. Also a good exam will also help evaluate your foot. Unfortunately an X-ray may see the stress fracture. Ultrasound to further evaluate your foot is done by some. ...Read more

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Having discomfort along top of my foot, towards outside edge. No extreme pain, no swelling. No better over months. Exercise a lot. Stress fracture?

Having discomfort along top of my foot, towards outside edge. No extreme pain, no swelling. No better over months. Exercise a lot. Stress fracture?

Doubtful: most likely dorsal tendinitis. Try applying ice for 5 minutes followed by heat for 10, 2-3 times a day and apply some Capzaicin cream- this should help. If not, please get evaluated ...Read more

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I landed on my foot wrong now the bottom hurts and it's bruised and swollen on the top also I'm limping. What could be wrong? Stress Fracture maybe?

Foot injury: Landing incorrectly on ones foot most commonly leads to pain , swelling , bruising on both sides of the foot. Whether or not there is a fracture can only best determined by having an X-ray taken. If the pain , swelling , limping is not subsiding over a few days it is more likely to be a fracture. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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