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What does a stress fracture in a tailbone feel like compared to muscular pain?

What does a stress fracture in a tailbone feel like compared to muscular pain?

Point tender: usually it is a point tender pain over the tailbone versus diffuse muscular pain Both are tender and can feel the same though the tailbone hurts more with sitting and moving. Anti inflammatories and warm/cold soaks can help ...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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What would cause a stress fracture of the coccyx?

What would cause a stress fracture of the coccyx?

Coccyx: Stress fracture may be caused by repetitive overuse, weak bone tissues such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, essentially too much stress for the bone to handle. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a stress fracture feel like?

How will i know what does a stress fracture feel like?

Painful: A stress fracture will present with similar symptoms as any fracture with pain over the area of the break, along with swelling. Different people describe pain differently. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a stress fracture feel like or a normal fracture?

Motion at fracture: A stress fracture by definition is still an intact bone issue, whereas a normal full fracture entails a bone break in to at least two parts (or more). The full fracture creates a region of potential motion (painful) at the fracture site with instability that will likely require immobilization. stress fractures can certainly be painful, but no motion is sensed at the stress fracture site. ...Read more

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What does a stress fracture feel compared to a normal fracture?

Not much different: both will give swelling, pain and redness at site of injury. ...Read more

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How long does a stress fracture of the femoral head usually take to heal?

How long does a stress fracture of the femoral head usually  take to heal?

Several months: A stress fracture in the hip is more serious than almost any other stress fractures. It will take several months to heal and is unusual in that it is one of the few stress fractures that may require surgical fixation to allow the best result. ...Read more

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How long does a stress fracture in the foot take to heal?

Depends: It would be good to know which bone was fractured. In general it takes 6-8 weeks to heal depending on treatment. ...Read more

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What is a stress fracture like in an ankle?

Stress fracture: Stress fractures typically are painful through out activity, including simple walking or standing. There is also swelling overlying the area where the suspected stress fracture may be. This is something i would follow up with a foot/ankle doctor to have an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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What does a sacral stress fracture feel like?

What does a sacral stress fracture feel like?

Sacral fracture: Localized pain and limited mobility around the pelvic and hip musculature. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it's like to have a stress fracture?

Can you tell me what it's like to have a stress fracture?

Pain: Usually with feet: increasing severity of pain with walking, can be accompanied by swelling, bruising and tenderness to touch at the site of the break. X-rays won't necessarily show anything until a few weeks later, when healing activity can be visible. Improves slowly with immobilization in a cast, rest, over eight weeks or so. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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