Is immobilization necessary for cuboid stress fracture?

Foot fracture=rest. Definitely no motion! rest it completely until it heals. Never take a fracture in the foot for granted!
Yes. Immobilization will help with pain relief and walking as well. The fracture may eventually heal regardless but you will be much better off with cast or fracture brace. Good luck.
Yes. You must eliminate stress and motion to promote healing .
It is. an important part of the treatment.

Related Questions

Is there anything I can do for an misdiagnosed cuboid stress fracture? 2 Drs missed it. It's been 3.5 months since pain started.

Rest & relaxation. This type of fracture is not always easy to identify, but all is not lost. The foot needs to be immobilized. Either a cast or cam type walker would do just fine. Being non weight bearing for four weeks to start, should help with reducing the pain. You can use crutches to assist with this. These fractures can take up to 4-6 months to heal. Sometimes up to a year. Find an expert to monitor progress. Read more...

Would a stress fracture in your cuboid make your leg/calf hurt?

Fravtured Cuboid. Yes, this could cause your calf to hurst since the peroneal longus tendon travels beneath a notch in the cuboid. The fracture or inflamation surrounding the bone and tendon could cause a tenosynovitis of the peroneal tendon which travels up around the ankle into the leg. Read more...
Yes it could. The peroneal muscles of the lower leg can be spasming in response to the fracture pain, and cause pain by the spasms themselves. A cast / boot may be necessary to minimize this problem. Read more...

What would you recommend for treatment for a missed cuboid stress fracture (caused by walking for exercise)? Would crutches help 4 months later?

See podiatrist/ortho. What your next step should be depends on how you feel now, & how severe the fracture is. See an orthopedist that deals with foot & ankle problems or a podiatrist that does. I see that you're on warfarin, heparin & taking tylenol (acetaminophen). It is NOT a good idea to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) with those meds. If you have been doing so, call MD, it can increase the effect of those meds, and cause too much blood thinning. Read more...
Not too Common. I guess this means that you are still having pain the cuboid area. I am not exactly sure how you have come to the conclusion of a missed stress fracture, but if that is true, then crutches are a good option. The foot should be in an immobilization device such as a cam boot. The boot, with crutch assistance should be enough to start. These fractures can take 6 months, some a year. See a specialist. Read more...

Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?

Specialist . stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there. Read more...
It's still a fracure. I am of the belief that if you put two pieces of metatarsal in the same room, they will heal. It is the same for stress fractures. There are factors that come into play as to the speed of healing. The one factor that seems to come into play most is compliance with the prescribed fracture care. Only the patient knows if they were being totally focused on following instructions or were a bit lax. Read more...

5th met stress fracture.18 weeks in a air cast. Now 3 yr later occasional pain again. Crackling feeling. Not all the time. How likely of re-fracture?

Easy to do... Eighteen weeks in a air cast for a 5th met stress fracture is certainly telling of just how easily re-fracturing the 5th metatarsal is. You might want to go slow on it and see if the symptoms reduce. If not, a visit to your soot specialist is the ticket. Read more...

Can a stress fracture becomes a break?

Yes. A stress fracture is in fact a "break" in the bone and so all stress fractures are "breaks" in the bone already. Thank you. Read more...