Non weightbearing. Non weight bearing activity such as light cycling, swimming and weight lifting (while sitting and lying down). Discuss with your doctor. Will probably be able to gradually increase stress as symptoms resolve. Dr l.
Pool exercise. It is always best to train as an athlete every day and not as a patient rehabbing from an injury. There are many ways to modify exercise and strength training depending on injury. Exercise in the pool including swimming or deep water exercise with a suspension belt is a beneficial way to strengthen the trunk and improve conditioning in a non-weightbearing manner on a stress fracture.
Progressive return. There are usually ways to exercise without involving an injured body part. In the early stages of healing you should refrain from any stress on the injured area. As healing progresses you should resume exercise of the involved body part with low resistance/ low impact activities, and gradually progress. In many cases pain / swelling will guide the speed of your return to activity.
AVOID. Avoid higher impact exercises like running. A stress fracture can evolve into a complete fracture without protection.
Rest! Whlle stretching the surrounding musculature can be of benefit in maintaining flexibility during recovery from a stress fracture the best treatment for the injury is rest. In order to keep your overall fitness consider aerobic activities that are low impact and focus on areas of the body away from the injury.
Stress fracture. Don't overdo it. Rest is best, then progress to light stretching and range of motion exercises as tolerated.
Non weightbearing. Non weight bearing activity such as light cycling, swimming and weight lifting (while sitting and lying down). Discuss with your doctor. Will probably be able to gradually increase stress as symptoms resolve. Non weight stretching to keep joints mobile and tendons flexible are helpful. May need to see pt. Dr l.
I am a long distance runner. I had an early stress fracture a month ago and have switched to biking. The pain is gone now. Is it safe to start running?
Depends. Usually, for most types of soft tissue wounds, heing is 90% complete by 6-8 weeks. For bony injuries, it's longer, on the order of 8-12 weeks. It depends on the location and severity if the stress fracture. Best to ask the doctor that made the diagnosis, or an orthopedic surgeon. Hope this helps!
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.
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.