How do I know if I have a stress fracture in my heel and how do they treat it?

Stress fracture. Stress fracture r usually not picked up on regular x-rays. Your physician can order an MRI to identify a stress fracture.
Radiographs. We would first do a thorough exam and take xrays to determine if we see anything on plain films. Treatment for a stress fracture is immobilization and depending on the location and severity likely non-weightbearing.

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Help me please! There's a small stress fracture in heel. How do you treat this?

It needs to be pro-- Tected in a cast (or a splint if its too swollen initially) for at least 8-12 weeks. Seeing a podiatrist or foot ankle doc would help to have this taken care off. Good luck. Read more...
Time ; patience. The treatment involves non weight bearing ; wait 4 it 2 heal which may take up 2 a year. As we r a walking people ; only 2 legs, that means crutches 4 a long time. I usually followed the progress using ct's as time passes. As the fracture line becomes poorly cn on x-ray, , ct will allow better visualization to judge healing. Bone scans will b+ 4 up 2 a year or more after healing. Good luck! Read more...

What is stress fracture of lower leg and how do you treat it?

Tiny bone breaks. Stess fractures come from repetative overuse of leg and foot muscles, which leads to small cracks in leg/foot bones. Beginning runners are prone to this. Older people with osteoporosis can get stress fractures too. Treatment can be a walking boot, or crutches, or a brace. Pain meds are more like tylenol (acetaminophen) than nsaids like advil or Aleve as they may (or may not) slow down bone repair. Read more...

What is the best way to treat a stress fracture on your foot?

Depends. If a stress fracture is not displaced and is stable it can usually be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. Read more...

Is it more difficult & lengthy process to treat & recover from a stress fracture of the foot or is it worse for a nondisplaced 4th metasaursal break?

Varies. A stress fracture and a non displaced fracture of the fourth metatarsal are not mutually exclusive. a stress fracture simply implies the mechanism of the fracture occurrence. When a serious of stresses is applied to a bone that overcomes the bones ability to remodel and recover from stress, a stress fracture occurs. These fractures often respond to a reduction in the activity that led to it. Read more...

Think I had stress fracture in big metatarsal in foot year and half ago running still slightly flares up sometimes, never got treated what should I do?

Instability Stress. There's only one thing to do. Have your foot evaluated by a foot specialist. There are diagnostic test that can determine if the metatarsal is fractured. There could be other possibilities that could cause the symptoms you are having. Joint instability could also be considered as a realistic cause. Remove all doubt, have it examined. Read more...