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Foot FAQ

Question:

Is not using your foot the only way you can treat a stress fracture?

Answer:

If you have sustained a stress fracture in your foot, a break in the bone caused by overuse, the most recommended and best way to manage it is by limiting the use of your foot as much as possible. Usually, this means stopping the activity that likely caused the fracture in the first place. If you continue the same activity, the injury will not heal and could become worse, causing other problems, including chronic pain. Sara L. Jones, PhD, and Maureen Phillips, MSc. Early Identification of Foot and Lower Limb Stress Fractures Using Diagnostic Ultrasonography: A review of three cases. In The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. April 2010. Vol. 3. No. 4.

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