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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.

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