Stress fracture

What is Stress fracture?

A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone. Stress fractures often develop from overuse, such as from high-impact sports like distance running or basketball.

Questions and answers on "Stress fracture"

I recently found out I have mild scoliosis I started getting pains in my knee about the 3 rd adjustments by the 5th my kneewas swollen ( don’t know if this has anything to do with it ) I went into a “ walk in center “ they did any X-ray and said I had Slight Cortical thickening on distal femur bone. I have Swelling and pain in knee only when standing ... is this serious ? Waiting on orthopedic

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Degenerative changes

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for the query,

Usually, this can go together especially in a degenerative condition like Osteoarthritis.

Since you had scoliosis you may have developed Osteoarthritis of the knee as well.

Could you please upload the Xray film...

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I have had a skeletal scan due to pain right underneath my buttocks on the left proximal femur. A lesion showed up...but it almost looks like a stress fracture. I was hit by a car that rolled back into me on a hill. I have two endplate fractures and this...could you please tell me what you think it looks like. I took a photo of the film..I cannot upload the disc so please do not ask me to. I am wanting your opinion from these photos please.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This is unlikely to be from trauma or stress fracture.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

There is a small lytic lesion in the proximal shaft of femur which is visualised in the xrays you have sent. The size is less than a centimetre across probably. There are many...

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Hi,

Last year I had pain in my left ankle just few cm above the base. I went to a physician and he diagnosed it as stress fracture. However there was no visible crack/hair line fracture in the x-ray. He gave me Buxoric 40mg for 10 days. He also advised me to use crepe bandage. Running 30 mins every day was the cause of this as I never did it before . I started the treatment around 18th XXXXXXX 2014. I stopped running and any other aggressive things. After one month i was not feeling any pain untill I press the bone gently. It further improved however I kept on feeling pain in the same are every morning after getting up from bed. After 3 months i tried to gradually started jogging in evening, i felt some pain in morning but it usually vanished after 1-2 hours. I stopped again as I was afraid. I went for another x-ray and again it was fine. Now I tried again in march and experienced same issue which again forced me to stop. RIght now I can only feel pain when I gently press it. Whenever I wakeup in morning I can feel little pain while taking first few steps. However I don't feel pain in morning if I didn't do any physical activity even like 10 minute walk last day.
check this url to know the location of pain in my ankle
http://www.techdezire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/320px-Foot_Arche_PSF.png

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cause of ankle pain

Detailed Answer:
Good evening

Thank you for writing on health care magic

Well the location of the pain you are having does go more in favour of the soft tissue like tendon or ligament attachment.

There are a few loose ends here which i did not understand....

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I have pain in my lower leg on the inside of my leg about 4 inches up from my ankle. Do not remember injuring it. Just came on suddenly. Not very painful, no swelling, leg blood flow normal- pain persists for about 5 weeks. Icing and hot baths help. I can walk normally but am concerned because 17 years ago had ruptured posterior tendon to the other foot but this pain not in the same place and do not have the same symptoms. I am a swimmer and swim every day for an hour. thank you!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It can be due to muscle pull or stress fracture

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. Pain in that position is usually due to stress fracture and it is common at your age. I would suggest you to get x ray of the ankle with leg. It will tell us about any hair line stress...

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I am a runner. I did a pretty high intensity workout in which i was coming up on my toes in a sprinting motion. Afterwards, I started experiencing some pain in my metatarsal area below my middle toe ( about a half inch from the base of the toe). I experienced pain walking and took a few days off. I thought I might be better ( pain still there but somewhat better). I went running the other day and could feel the pain starting to set in again. Since that run I am having difficulty walking. I noticed some discoloration in the area of pain as well. Does it sound like an x Ray is in order? Do stress fractures show up in an x Ray? Any ideas? Thanks. XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You are likely to have stress fracture. It shows up in bone scan.

Detailed Answer:

Hi
Thanks for your query

I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar

I have gone through your query and the uploaded image, and understand your concern. You are likely to have stress fracture of metacarpal. Stress fracture...

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I want to know how to get rid of this awful heel pain? thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Arthritis or Plantar Fascitis, a possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It would have been good if you can describe the heel pain, exact location, what aggravates the pain and what reduces it. How long is this pain suffering? Do you have ankle arthritis?

The most common reasons are...

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Yes< I have an achy pain in the sole of my left foot when I was that began yesterday. It has improved a bit today and I did go to my exercise class (no impact) but I am aware of the ache yet. Will stretching help? Any advice. I have never had this before.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible stress fracture

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. From what you describe it sounds like a stress fracture, which is a small crack in the bone. This is usually caused by overuse due to strenuous physical activity, daily running or even spontaneously due to...

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This is a foot pain question. Looks like I have a Stress Fracture of my left foot, fracture of Navicularbone. That is right where the pain is and swelling and reddness.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Do you exercise often? I will recommend a foot Xray!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I have reviewed this information fully and this is a possibility. The initial measures are good enough to address the symptoms while we investigate the specific cause of...

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How is a stress fracture possible after a robotic partial knee replacement and is this a complication of surgery. Where are the possible sites for a tibia stress fracture? Why do I need to wait 10 days to have an X-ray ? This surgery was done on 1/22/15 and I have been complaining about this pain since 4/1/15[at least in this area]. What would your recommendations be?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Very rarely but yes , stress fracture can be due to the surgery.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Health Care Magic. Thank you for posting your query.
I can understand your concern.

The possible sites of stress fracture of tibia are-
- the proximal 1/3 rd of the tibia
- posteromedial
-...

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I bruised my leg low in my calf about three weeks ago, at the time it bruised really bad with a big blood like lump under the skin that spread to a spot about twice the size of my hand. It was just about healed up when I hit the SAME spot again today. But this time the leg is not bruising as badly but my foot is swelling??? It is not much worst then a long plane trip but I guess I find this a bit scary. Is it something I should be considered about??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Swelling can be due to soft tissue injury or stress fracture.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us,

I have studied your case with diligence.
Swelling can be due to soft tissue injury or stress fracture.
Strictly follow limb elevation, so that foot swelling gets reduced....

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