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What are some of the symptoms of a stress fracture in the foot?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Pain

It is usually diagnosed by x-ray.
Some fractures require an MRI to properly diagnose.

In brief: Pain

It is usually diagnosed by x-ray.
Some fractures require an MRI to properly diagnose.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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In brief: Pain and swelling

Pain in a specific area (not "all over") and swelling.
X-rays do not always show a stress fracture right away. Mri should be used if high probability for stress fracture.

In brief: Pain and swelling

Pain in a specific area (not "all over") and swelling.
X-rays do not always show a stress fracture right away. Mri should be used if high probability for stress fracture.
Dr. Dennis Frisch
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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.
Dr. Mark Galland
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