What are signs that I have a stress fracture?

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.

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Have all the signs of a metatarsal stress fracture but x-Ray didn't show anything. Why would doctor make me wait to get an MRI if I have all symptoms?

So take a different. Approach. Treat it like a met fracture. Lets say it is a fracture....a surgical shoe or cam walker is a good treatment and check your vitamin d levels. Read more...

Can I continue with physical activities if I have a stress fracture on Tibia?

What did the . diagnosing doctor say? Often it is recommended to avoid excessive weight bearing exercises for about 8 weeks. REF: http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/ankle-achilles-shin-pain/tibia-stress-fracture. Read more...
Not a good idea. You should be resting the leg. You can do more injury and thus making your recovery longer. Read more...
No. You should protect weightbearing and limit stress to the affected leg. Generally this happens for at least 6 weeks. Read more...

Could I have a stress fracture on my lower fibula and is it worth getting checked if I do?

Not unheard of. If the pain is affecting your ability to do the things you enjoy, make an appointment to see your physician. Read more...
Fibula fracture. You can get stress fractures of many different bones. If indeed you have a fibular stress fracture and don't have it treated it can progress to a displaced fracture or a non union which may require surgery. Better to know and treat early to get healing without surgery. Read more...

How to tell if I have a stress fracture in my femur?

Symptoms and 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 some 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. Read more...

How to know if I have a stress fracture in my toe?

Sometimes . This is difficult. An xray may not always reveal, so serial xrays may be needed, a bone scan can help aid diagnosis as can an mri. Oftentimes, history is helpful to be used in combination with diagnostic testing. Read more...