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Stress Fracture Of The Arch Of Foot
As a returning runner after a stress fracture in the tibia, what could pain in the arch of the foot mean?
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
I'm having severe pain in the arch (bone area) of my left foot. It's made worse by activity, especially running. Do I have a stress fracture?
Fractures and Pain: There is no way in a cyber dialogue to diagnose fractures. Your troubles could be several things, but do not run until you get a evaluation at your physician's office or a foot expert's office. It is time to see someone. ...Read more
I'm a runner. I have severe pain on the side of my shin bone, and the arch of my foot, I just got over Achilles tendonosis. Is this a stress fracture?
Maybe: It could be a number of things incl stress fracture(s), strain resulting from poor foot mechanics, nerve inflammation, & more.A proper history and physical, incl. osteopathic exam may find the cause.Other tests may help.Treatment may include rest, ice, heat, orthotics, better running shoes, gait evaluation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, manipulation, medications, surgery, etc. See your dr. ...Read more
So i walk a lot my foot been hurting a lot when walking i've had a stress fracture in my foot from overuse what could b causing this pain even when i?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 then 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Having pain after(or during) activity is not a good sign. There is a possibility that you have a stress fracture, it could also be many other possible conditions. The first thing to do is back of on your activities, allow the symptoms to resolve, then slowly progress back into activities. If the symptoms do not resolve or return quickly, you should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
One of the few aptly named problems in medicine. It occurs when the stresses that a bone sees is greater than the strength of the bone. This occurs over time and is usually related to repetitive activities. If it occurs with a trauma then it is not considered a stress fracture, but a traumatic fracture. We see these commonly in the feet, tibia and ...Read more
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