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How are stress fractures of the foot usually treated?
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Treatment stress fx
The treatment of a stress fracture includes: rest, activity modification, you may need a boot/cast/or taped dressing, vitamin d/calcium, smoking cessation, and time.

In brief: Treatment stress fx
The treatment of a stress fracture includes: rest, activity modification, you may need a boot/cast/or taped dressing, vitamin d/calcium, smoking cessation, and time.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: It varies...
Most stress fractures of the foot can be treated with relative rest and immobilization (boot walker or cast).
It is important to determine causes, and correct these in order to prevent a recurrence. Overtraining, poor footwear, inadequate calcium/vit. D in the diet and poor walking/running mechanics can be causative factors. Those involving the 5th metatarsal & navicular need special attention.

In brief: It varies...
Most stress fractures of the foot can be treated with relative rest and immobilization (boot walker or cast).
It is important to determine causes, and correct these in order to prevent a recurrence. Overtraining, poor footwear, inadequate calcium/vit. D in the diet and poor walking/running mechanics can be causative factors. Those involving the 5th metatarsal & navicular need special attention.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Rest
Stress fractures usually are not displaced and heal with reduced activity levels and good old fashion time.

In brief: Rest
Stress fractures usually are not displaced and heal with reduced activity levels and good old fashion time.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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