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Stress Fractures In The Balls Of Your Feet And Big Toes
My dog stepped on my stress fractured foot and now its hurting. Is it not a big deal or should i go back to the doctors?
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
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 test 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
Stress fractures in 4th toe, left foot, also in ball of foot, have healed. Now have pain in toe, not ball, when i curl my toes and lift. How to treat?
Swelling/ bruised top of my foot (middle but below 2nd toes) is it a stress fracture? Or what should I do? Been like this for a few months
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
I believe I have a stress fx in my left foot. I fractured my right foot several months ago from stress fx. What should I do?
See a physician: You should see a doctor for an examination and, if indicated an x-ray. Only with confirmation of the diagnosis will you be able to be sure of appropriate treatment. There are more serious causes of foot pain that, if left untreated, can have devastating consequences. ...Read moreSee 4 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