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5th met stress fracture.18 weeks in a air cast. Now 3 yr later occasional pain again. Crackling feeling. Not all the time. How likely of re-fracture?

Easy to do... Eighteen weeks in a air cast for a 5th met stress fracture is certainly telling of just how easily re-fracturing the 5th metatarsal is. You might want to go slow on it and see if the symptoms reduce. If not, a visit to your soot specialist is the ticket. Read more...

Do I need a cast for a stress fracture in my hand?

Usually not. If you are not having significant pain, a cast often is not necessary. However depending on the location of the stress fracture and degree of pain, a cast may be needed. Read more...
Maybe. Some stress fractures require rigid support for optional healing. Others do not. Be sure to see a hand surgeon for a complete evaluation and recommendations. Read more...

Stress fracture of my 3rd metatarsal, had hard cast for 3 weeks and medical shoe for 2, 1 week later& swollen and in pain. Should I get 2nd opinion?

May not be healed. Stress fractures of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals are fairly common. They usually take a full 8 weeks to heal. Possibly your fracture is not yet healed... I would get back in the 'boot' and see your orthopedist for reevaluation and new X-rays . Best of Luck!! Read more...

Going to doctor soon. Been in boot 4weeks for stress fracture, 2metatarsal. It hasnt healed much. Do u think they may cast it or what? Idk what to expect.

Varies. A stress fracture occurs when the stresses that are placed on the bone overcome the bones ability to remodel after injury. The treatment is really based upon the level of activity that created it and the degree of discomfort associated with it. It can vary from simply cutting activities back somewhat, to a cast and crutches. Thank you for the question. Read more...
Usually not. Stressfractures may take upt to 8 weeks to heal. Your body has to catch up with the stree that your activity has put on it. Wearing a boot can decrease the weight on your foot as well as slow you down. If still having pain in the brace you need to decrease your activity even further or use crutches. Stress fx that last > 2 months may need bone stimulator and evaluation by a bone metabolism doc. Read more...

Stress fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal. Air cast for a total of 18 weeks. I am now having sharp pain again but neg xray? What to do next?

Let me explain. Having pain means you still having problem. I would advise you to have MRI on the foot to see if the bone healed and if you have other issues. Stress fracture on the base of that bone is not very commonly seen. Read more...

Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?

Specialist . stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there. Read more...
It's still a fracure. I am of the belief that if you put two pieces of metatarsal in the same room, they will heal. It is the same for stress fractures. There are factors that come into play as to the speed of healing. The one factor that seems to come into play most is compliance with the prescribed fracture care. Only the patient knows if they were being totally focused on following instructions or were a bit lax. Read more...

Hi, I had my cast off 3 weeks ago after a stress fracture, I now have pain and swelling at side off foot, could it be soft tissue damage?? It's very painful to walk on.

See doctor. If you have new or recurrent pain after a stress fracture, you may have re-injured the area. Try not to bear much weight on the foot, and make an appointment with the doctor who treated your stress fracture. . Read more...
Fracture. You should go back to your doctor for repeat X-rays. . Read more...