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What are the symptoms of having a foot stress fracture?

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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry
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In brief: Pain

Pain may be intermittent or constant and progressively worse with weightbearing.
You may also see swelling in the area and definitely pain on palpation of the site.

In brief: Pain

Pain may be intermittent or constant and progressively worse with weightbearing.
You may also see swelling in the area and definitely pain on palpation of the site.
Dr. Robert Lim
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Symptoms & imaging

Stress fractures usually cause pain, but may also cause swelling and discoloration.
The nature of stress fractures can make them very hard to identify on x-rays, but some may be apparent based on their size or phase in healing. Larger stress fractures or those that have had time to start healing are often the ones that can be seen with x-ray. The most specific test for a stress fracture is a mri.

In brief: Symptoms & imaging

Stress fractures usually cause pain, but may also cause swelling and discoloration.
The nature of stress fractures can make them very hard to identify on x-rays, but some may be apparent based on their size or phase in healing. Larger stress fractures or those that have had time to start healing are often the ones that can be seen with x-ray. The most specific test for a stress fracture is a mri.
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