Stress Fracture Treatment

November 2010

Stress fractures can be very frustrating because the treatment mainly consists of rest from the painful activity — a very tough thing to ask an athlete to do. Sometimes a brace or cast to immobilize the injured area is recommended. Rarely surgery is Oleus Lilly has been sidelined in his run across Texas with a stress fracture. The Longview native, who hopes to complete the run from El Paso to Longview this month to raise awareness and money for cancer treatment, alerted his Facebook followers Tuesday A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that is often times It is much better to visit a podiatrist as soon as you can so that you can receive treatment. If you ignore the pain, the fracture may become worse and take longer to heal. In a recent blog post titled, “Dr. Straus Featured as Expert on Ankle Stress Fractures in D Magazine,” the Dallas orthopaedic surgeon highlighted his latest interview with the magazine in which he discussed the diagnosis and treatment of stress fractures Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can relieve pain, but controversy exists about their use for stress fractures. It is possible that NSAIDs adversely affect stress fracture healing. Talk with your doctor about when you can restart activity and Few injuries have as much negative impact on a runner’s training program than a stress fracture. The treatment involves no running for six to eight weeks (12 — 15 weeks in severe cases) to allow the bone to heal. Stress fractures affect elite and .

Treatment The most important treatment is rest. Individuals need to rest from the activity that caused the stress fracture, and engage in a pain-free activity during the six to eight weeks it takes for most of them to heal. If the activity that caused the If left untreated the pain may become unbearable. Prevention and Treatment Due to the extended recovery time (6-10 weeks), preventing stress fractures is of major importance. Gradually increasing workloads at a rate of no more than 10% a week and varying Treatments usually consist of changing activities and using a stiff-soled shoe for up to two weeks during healing. Sometimes casts or crutches are needed. To try to prevent stress fractures in the foot and ankle: • Select appropriate footwear for the What study to order is usually determined by the site of the possible fracture and other medical conditions the patient may have. Treatment is fairly simple – break the cycle of repetitive stress on the bone. This is done by cross training to strengthen .

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5th Metatarsal Stress Fracture
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Broken Foot
Broken Foot