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How can you tell the difference between a stress fracture and a strained tendon in the foot?

Imaging. A strained tendon in the foot can be diagnosed via physical exam and history. A stress fracture etiology can be obtained from a history, but the ideal way to diagnose a stress fracture in the foot is with advanced imaging, such as ultrasound, ct or mri. X-rays are not always demonstrative of stress fractures since it can take 2 weeks to see a stress fracture on xrays. Read more...
An x-ray. Would be helpful, sometimes serial x-rays are needed. This is when an x-ray is taken and then repeated a week or 2 later. An MRI for sure can tell the difference. Finally, a good clinician based on clinical exam and history can often times make a highly educated guess. Read more...

How do I know if I have a stress fracture in my heel and how do they treat it?

Radiographs. We would first do a thorough exam and take xrays to determine if we see anything on plain films. Treatment for a stress fracture is immobilization and depending on the location and severity likely non-weightbearing. Read more...
Stress fracture. Stress fracture r usually not picked up on regular x-rays. Your physician can order an MRI to identify a stress fracture. Read more...

What are some aerobic work outs id I have a stress fracture on my heel?

UBE. Is the only thing u can do. No weight bearing at all. No swimming either. Read more...
UBE & maybe others. If you have access to an ube this wpuld be a great option. Additionally, core/ upper body circuits can be good. As your healing progresses ask your physician about swimming, biking, or elliptical... Based on healing some of this may be options. Read more...

How would I know if I had a stress fracture in heel?

Need an xray. An xray by your foot specialist is the best way to determine if you have a stress fracture to the heel. Often stress fractures take up to 14 days to show up on an xray so an initial xray may be negative. A follow up xray would be needed to determine a stress fracture. Read more...
Stress fracture: hee. Below is a good answer but some times a stress fracture does not show up on xray and requires a mri. An xray by your foot specialist is the best way to determine if you have a stress fracture to the heel. Often stress fractures take up to 14 days to show up on an xray so an initial xray may be negative. A follow up xray would be needed to determine a stress fracture. Read more...
Xray or other. Clinical findings may represent several different possibilities (stress fracture, fracture, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, infection, foreign body, etc), so imaging may be needed. Sometimes xrays don't pick up a stress fracture so you may need advanced imaging to detect a stress fracture. Hope this helps. Read more...

Help me please! There's a small stress fracture in heel. How do you treat this?

It needs to be pro-- Tected in a cast (or a splint if its too swollen initially) for at least 8-12 weeks. Seeing a podiatrist or foot ankle doc would help to have this taken care off. Good luck. Read more...
Time ; patience. The treatment involves non weight bearing ; wait 4 it 2 heal which may take up 2 a year. As we r a walking people ; only 2 legs, that means crutches 4 a long time. I usually followed the progress using ct's as time passes. As the fracture line becomes poorly cn on x-ray, , ct will allow better visualization to judge healing. Bone scans will b+ 4 up 2 a year or more after healing. Good luck! Read more...

Is it possible for a calcaneal grade 4+ stress fracture to heel after 4 weeks of wearing a moon boot?

Its possible. It is possible, but is likely to take longer. Time for healing depends upon age, nutrition, movement at fx site, weight of patient, activity level. Clinical union is the same thing as radiographic union. DO not over use until fully healed. Follow healing by both xray and symptoms. Some calcaneal fractures require internal fixation with screws. Read more...