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Had stress fracture in foot. Wore boot 1 mo. 4 mo. Later foot still swollen tho doc said bone healed. No pain just noticeable swelling not improving.?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Stress Fractures

Can cause long term swelling.
Repetitive trauma to an area that underwent a stress fracture will continue to have stress-induced swelling. If you are not wearing an orthotic in your shoe that helps to displace pressure and impact trauma away from the fracture site, then you will continue to have stress-type symptoms in that area, including post-injury swelling.

In brief: Stress Fractures

Can cause long term swelling.
Repetitive trauma to an area that underwent a stress fracture will continue to have stress-induced swelling. If you are not wearing an orthotic in your shoe that helps to displace pressure and impact trauma away from the fracture site, then you will continue to have stress-type symptoms in that area, including post-injury swelling.
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4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Since the bone was not totally immobilized you may have had some motion at the fracture site caused bone callous formation.
This should decrease byt may take up to a year.

In brief: See below

Since the bone was not totally immobilized you may have had some motion at the fracture site caused bone callous formation.
This should decrease byt may take up to a year.
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4 doctors agree

In brief: No pain

Is key. Sometimes swelling in the foot can take six months or longer to resolve.

In brief: No pain

Is key. Sometimes swelling in the foot can take six months or longer to resolve.
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Swelling

After a fracture can be present for many months: especially on feet as we walk and stand on them. As long as no pain and you can function normally, as long as swelling it not excessive, it is alright.
Often times, compression and physical therapy is helpful. Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Swelling

After a fracture can be present for many months: especially on feet as we walk and stand on them. As long as no pain and you can function normally, as long as swelling it not excessive, it is alright.
Often times, compression and physical therapy is helpful. Discuss with your doctor.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: You may want to try

Hot warm compresses, or if you have time some physical therapy.
If there is no pain, i would not be so concerned, sometimes it takes weeks, to months for post injury swelling to reduce. Sometimes, there will be some degree of residual swelling that will not go away.

In brief: You may want to try

Hot warm compresses, or if you have time some physical therapy.
If there is no pain, i would not be so concerned, sometimes it takes weeks, to months for post injury swelling to reduce. Sometimes, there will be some degree of residual swelling that will not go away.
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