Why do I still have a stress fracture? How long do they last?

Rest. Usually about 6 weeks, but you need to rest the fractured extremity or the pain and fracture will persist.

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Have a stress fracture for4 weeks been in boot. Still not healed, tender to touch and when I bend. Why is it taking so long & can I poss. Heal it quicker?

Depends on what/wher. If it is afx @ base if 5th metatarsal & transverse they often need surgery. Google jones fx. If a mid tarsal fx 2-4 u have 2 b patient & not bear wt 2 soon. Don't cheat & keep testing it. Follow ur ortho's advice. Stress means stress so stressing it 2 soon is not a good idea.2 hurry up healing is 2 b patient . Follow the doc's plan! Read more...
Takes 4-8 weeks. Stress fractures of the foot/ankle usually take 4-8 weeks to heal. Restricting the amount of stress your put on the affected bone will speed up the process.Do so by decrease amount of walking and amount of weight you are putting on your foot daily.Sometmes a bone stimulator can be used if it is not healing in 3months also need to look for an underlying cause, often hormonal. Read more...

Why would I still have a stress fracture after 20 weeks?

Non-union. Although the majority of stress fractures will heal, not all do. If the stress fracture hasn't healed in 20 weeks, the present care isn't working and something else needs to be considered. There are a number of reasons the fracture may not heal and your doctor needs to investigate inorder to determine the next best step. Read more...

Should a stress fracture still be swollen after 6 weeks?

Potentially. There are a number of reasons a stress fracture might still be swollen after six weeks. It could be slowly but steadily healing, or it could be developing into a delayed or non union. Consider being checked. Thankyou for the question. Read more...

Can you still feel pain while your stress fracture is healing?

Yes. If the fracture is in the healing process and has not healed through yet then patients may have pain. It should lessen over time as long as it is in the proper anatomical position for healing. Make sure to continue following all the instructions your provider gave you for the complete length of healing process and definitely follow up! Read more...