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Stress Fracture (cont.)

Medical Treatment

Rest is the key to the initial treatment of a stress fracture. A walking boot or brace along with a cast or crutches may be needed to help rest the injured area and limit the amount of weight bearing allowed. Healing time may be 4-12 weeks, depending upon the bone involved, before gradual increases in activity may be resumed.

Physical therapy to increase muscle strength and flexibility may be considered to help prevent future injury.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2015

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