How easily can a bone bruise turn into a stress fracture?

Stress fractures. Are the result of excessive pressure or strss on bone for a prolonged period of time. Not from a single incident of trauma. So if there is no abnormal stress on bone, stress fracture should not occur.
Stress fracture. Often there is cross over, a bone bruise doesnt really turn into a stress fracture but a bone bruise taht still hurts may be reevaluated and upon looking at it a little closer it may be now called a stress fracture.

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How typical is it for a bone bruise to turn into a stress fracture?

Fracture or bruise. In bone can be very subtle difference. We say bone bruise when we can't identify a fracture line but the bone is swollen, and often this diagnosis made on an MRI when the bone has fluid in it but no true crack can be seen. Stress fracture is a very tiny crack that occurs over time. At times imaging , x-ray or MRI or bone scan changes what we name it but one doesn't just turn into the other. Read more...

How to know if I have a stress fracture or a bruised bone?

Via med eval. Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, x-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis. Read more...

What is the best way to treat stress fracture of my talus bone?

Stress fracture. The best way is to follow the directions of your treating physician, which I am certain involve either non weight bearing or cam walker or casting. Second guessing your doc rarely works out well. Read more...

Hip bone pain but not a stress fracture, what is wrong?

Several concerns. "hip bone pain" in a forties person might be referred pain from spine, sacroiliac joint disorder, greater trochanteric bursitis of femur, soft tissue injury of muscles, pyriformis syndrome, etc. An osteopath can help you to sort this out. Read more...

What is the treatment for a stress fracture in the 5th metatarsal bone?

Varies. Protected walking in a CAM boot or no weightbearing at all depending on the location of the injury within the bone. . Read more...
WHERE IS IT? What's called a Jones fracture in the 5th metatarsal can be very problematic. I treat that non-weightbearing and a bone stimulator, if insurance approves treatment of an acute fracture. Read more...

How to know if you have a ankle stress fracture I have ankle pain outside of the bone the pain comes & goes.

Examination, . And the history obtained from the doctor, plus an x-ray, +/- ct/mri is needed to diagnose stress fracture. A nuclear medicine study such as a bone scan may also provide the answer. Arthroscopy is sometime needed to find the cause of the pain. Read more...
See doctor. Stress fractures or reactions occur when the amount of stress you put on a bone exceeds your body's ability to keep up with it. Signs are pain on weight bearing and use, swelling and point tenderness. Intial xrays may be negative upto several weeks after it strats. Bone scans are positive after 2-4 days and MRI is best test to diagnose quickly as well as rule out other causes of pain. Read more...

Is a stress fracture the same thing as a compression fracture in your bone?

Not necessarily. Compression fractures of the spine are just that-squished bone. They can be due to excessive compressive force, e.g. Fall from a height; commonly seen in osteoporosis (weak, brittle bone). With osteoporosis can be thought of as an insufficiency fracture, with less force needed. Stress fractures don't have to occur in the spine, often don't-occur in foot, shin, pelvis. Not always w/osteoporosis. Read more...
No. Think of a stress fracture as a piece of plastic being bent until it forms a white line of "microfractures" and eventually breaks- fatigue failure. Whereas a compression fracture is from too much weight suddenly applied to a bone- like dropping a bowling ball on a tile. Read more...