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Stress Fracture


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Comment from: Lee, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

My stress fracture was diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon after I explained that the pain that previously got better with rest, was now constant; where after I was sent for an MRI that identified the stress fractures.

Comment from: Viksfan28, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I walk a lot for exercise. I started to feel pain on the side of my foot but I figured it would go away. I continued to walk through the pain until the day I couldn't. I went to my general practitioner and was provided with an x-ray, and it was negative. The pain continued but eventually after a few months and a lot of physiotherapy it went away. About 4 months after the original pain I was walking with a cup of tea at work and I heard a loud pop in my foot. Since I couldn't put any weight on it I went to the hospital. The x-ray showed I had a fracture and a previous hairline fracture. I was put in an air cast for 6 weeks. Yesterday after my 6 weeks x-ray I was told to continue wearing the air cast for another 6 weeks while out of doors but I can wear regular shoes inside. I'm surprised by the pain I am experiencing without the cast on. I'm having a hard time getting used to walking without. By the way great article, very informative.

Comment from: MBA, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 21

For stress fracture all the clinic did was to put me in a huge boot as if I had a broken foot, with no pain medicines or icing instructions or cause. Final instruction was to come back in two weeks (and spend a fortune) for an MRI.


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