Foot stress fracture diagnosis

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I would suggest you to go for an X-ray of foot and get it commented by a radiologist for a proper diagnosis. If there is a stress fracture then you would need to rest your foot, wear a boot, ankle, brace or plaster with 4-6 weeks of immobilization followed by physiotherapy. Take care!
I find that if I put the brunt of my weight on my heel when I walk that tempers the discomfort. Everything I have read points to a stress fracture. The thing is though, the “injury” did not occur due to an exercise related event. In fact, I do not workout at all, though I do walk a lot at work and bend the foot in question a lot when kneeling down. I have been placing an icepack on the foot daily for about 30 minutes three times per day.
It took quite some time for the diagnosis to be found because the fracture wouldn't appear on normal xray and was found much later (6 months) on bone scan. That said, my Dr. prescribed an "air cast" to expediate healing....to no avail. To this day, nearly a year later, my foot is still swollen, it still hurts and I am at a loss as to what to do next...I am 42 and female.
My stress fracture in my foot(4th metatarsal) occured in November 2009. Almost 14 months later, I am still in a lot of pain and cannot even think about running. I have always been an active person and an athlete and I'm about to go crazy! Initially, the stress fracture was not found because it was too small to show up on an Xray. I eventually had an MRI done and it found the fracture. I was put in a walking boot for 3 months, and then attemped weight bearing regular walking.
They can be missed out due to the location and it gets more difficult if it is a stress fracture. Go for fresh scans and start therapy and try to take all instructions from the orthopedician. If he suggests a cast and conservative therapy try that out initially if you do not have any complications. Take care!
I am having to walk on the side o my foot and even this is painfull,and my ankle is starting to rebel because I am walking in this manner. Could this be a stress fracture of the underside of my toe joint ? the skin and tissue are not sore; just the bone at the joint but only undernieth. it also hurts when I bend my toes although this has become difficult to do asmy toe has become stiff and the area very swollen.
Correlation of these findings with MR imaging of the left/ankle could be considered both to evaluate the plantar fascia and to exclude bone marrow signal alteration which would be compatible with a calcaneal stress fracture, based on the patient's symptomatology. No acute or displaced calcaneal fracture or talar fracture is seen. There is a prominent os trigonum observed. No aggressive or destructive lytic bony lesion is evident. There is no evidence for an erosive or inflammatory arthritis.
I'm no doctor, but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me and I'm just wondering if anyone else here has had this same diagnosis and what type of treatment you have done to heal your foot! Or if anyone is in the medical profession and what you typically recommend to your patients in this situation. Thank you for any advice or feedback!
I had a stress fracture on my 3rd and 4th metatarsals about 3 years ago. I didn't know what it was until about 6 months after I first started getting really bad pains after wearing heels or going to long dance lessons. I'm hoping to become a professional dancer, so I never stopped dancing (in heels) to allow it to heal properly. I just took a few painkillers and got used to it. Recently, I ramped up my dancing hours to about 35 a week and the pain has got a whole lot worse.
While reading through the records, I discovered that I had a cuboid fracture to my right foot that I was never told about. I am pissed! I am only 22. I have been dealing with pain ever since the accident. I can't go rock climbing because of the pain. My doctor just told me that it would get better, and that I had to give it time. How rediculous! I have scheduled an appointment with a podiatrist.
I only had a calcaneus fracture from a bad car accident. When I couldn't put any weight on my foot I had pain too. I had surgery and still have the hardware. I'm going on a year in 3 months and I don't have pain but, I do have a-lot of stiffness. Oh, the slight pain I have is a burning one that I get when I work hard at the gym to get my strength back.
You can get X-rays, including AP, lateral, and oblique views, should be obtained, but it must be remembered that X-rays may not show changes for up to 3 weeks after a stress fracture. Bone scan and MRI may help confirm the diagnosis and may be positive as little as 2 days after stress fracture. The radiologist need to see whether there is a fracture or not. If a fracture is found then he should look for displaced fracture or an un-displaced fracture, as the treatment for both conditions varies.
) His reasoning is I could develop a Jones fracture which is some minor foot fracture you can look it up. Except their is no x-ray evidence and my foot feels almost 100%, and now ill have to attend all my teams 1 hour thirty minute practices and 2 hour games watching in sadness. It is too much for me to bear since I love the game so much. PLEASE HELP ME!!
My sports doc sent me for an MRI because I have a history of stress fractures (previous stress fracture to femoral neck). MRI findings were subacute osteochondral injury & small incomplete, nondisplaces fracture to base of 2nd metatarsal, mild joint space narrowing to 2nd joint but no subluxation/dislocation. Small subacute osteochondral injury to lateral cuneiform. No damage to lisfranc/tarso ligaments. Referred to a podiatrist who performed weighbearing x-rays.
I have a spiral fibula fracture. I could not put my foot in walking position. My lower left leg was casted for the first two weeks and I was no weight bearing. Doctor told me at the end of the two weeks I would get a walking cast. During that time the pain was terrible. I passed out because of the pain. At the two weeks, I visited my doctor and he said looks good see you in four weeks and I was still no weight bearing. No explanation.
First he took xrays and told me I had a old stress fracture that has healed and gave me a cortisone shot for the pain and some anti-imflammatory medicine. The pain disappeared for about 2 days and returned. I just went to my follow up visit last week and told him the pain is still there. I told him I have done alot of reading on the internet and it seems to me that it might be Morton's Neuroma.
Sometimes people's ankles and feet just start hurting for no apparent reason - or because they have new shoes, bad shoes, walk on pavement all day, have bad arches, may have a stress fracture(s) they sustained 20 years ago jumping off a wall and didn't know it when it happened. Those are things that can cause nonspecific foot pain. Here are some other things to consider with foot pain - ever played any sports? Ever? Do you have any family history of diabetes on either side?
Diagnosis can only be confirmed after examination of the fluid under the polarizing microscope. Other possibilities are injury,bunion,stress fracture,arthritis, bursitis(an inflammation of the fluid filled sacs that protect the toe joints), arthritis-related enthesitis(Inflammation of the entheses due to arthritis) ,lupus and systemic diseases like kidney and heart failure. Buldging disc will cause pain throughout the course of the nerve that is being compressed and not just at on epoint.
As I started training I have noticed a little foot pain on the bottom of foot which was just caused a little soreness however as I completed my longest run of 12 miles on Saturday and the next day I couldn't put pressure on my foot without it hurting nor could I manage to walk for a standard period of time. Today is Wednesday and I still feel a little discomfort in walking but not nearly as severe as Sundays pain.
My daughter, 14, has a knot on the outside of her ankle just above the knobby bone and on the top of her foot. She hurt these two areas at separate times while running. She is a softball player and runs track. We had both areas x-rayed and the x-rays did not show a fracture in either area. We have applied ice and heat and also given her anti-inflamatory medicine for 8 weeks. She tried jogging again and it is hurting again and seems to be worse. I have made an appointment with a podiatrist.
Hi Pain in the foot can be due to several causes like stress fracture, arthritis, gout, plantar fascitis, sprain, or due to ill-fitting shoes. Another cause may be loss of normal medial longitudinal arch that leads to pes planus or flat foot. It may be due to ruptutre of a tendon (posterior tibial tendon). Do you have any recent history of injury or medical problems like gout or arthritis?
If the patient points to the bottom of the foot, the patient may have a stress fracture, tarsal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, calcaneal bursitis, or retrocalcaneal bursitis. How and when did your pain begin? What is the quality of your pain (e.g., sharp, dull, aching, burning, electric)? Patients with tarsal tunnel syndrome will complain of numbness and burning in addition to pain behind the medial malleolus and at the sole of the foot.
By the time another half hour had passed it was twice the size of my left foot, the toes were in spasms and my whole foot was curled downward and trying to turn to the outside. I called my neurosurgeon's oncall number and the PA got back to me. She asked some detailed questions and said she would have the sirgeuon on call with her look at my MRI and see what he could tell.
The pain on outer side of foot could be due to tendonitis, stress fracture, sprain or due to a pinched lumbo-scaral nerve. You may need X-rays and MRI for diagnosis. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Hi! Foot pain on the top of the foot could be due to stress or hairline fracture of a metatarsal bone. Another possibility is tendonitis or inflammation of a tendon. Over-straining the foot as in running could be the cause. Foot pain can also be due to arthritis. Faulty foot wear is another cause: the top portion of the foot could be rubbing against the shoes. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!
My MRI states Nonspecific area of bone marrow edem in the subchondral proximal lateral aspect of the medial cuneiform bone with slight narrowing of the joint space between this bone and the navicular. Could indicate osteonecrosis or healing stress fracture. The pain started about six weeks ago - walking and felt a "pop" in the top of my foot. Had tremendous pain. I continue to have the "popping" sensation and severe pain at unexpected times when walking or standing.
I stepped into a hole in my backyard and was found to have a Cuboid fracture of my left foot. An MRI showed excessive amount of fluid around the tendons in my foot that overlap the cuboid bone. I was unable to bear any weight for a week. I wore a walking boot for 2 months and then a permanent cast for 8 weeks. After it's removal I attended 2 weeks worth of PT. My range of motion got better but was still quite limited.
I had similar pain but on the inside of my foot, it was a very very tiny stress fracture. With about 3 weeks rest and physiotherapy it went away and have had no problems since (touch wood!
The orthopaedic docs have ruled out stress fracture and tendonitis. My blood work ups were normal.. no one seems to know what's going on, and then they pass me on to another specialist. Now I'm supposed to see a rheumatologist (1st appt avail was 7/19), but I don't have any pronounced joint pain or loss of mobility. The only time I have pain is when I point my toe down- the front of my lower leg, ankle & foot hurts. Pushing down w/ my toe does not hurt.
The common possibilities are as you said, tendonitis of the peroneals, a sprain of the lateral ligaments, and a stress fracture. Proper care besides rest may be necessary not only to promote healing, but to insure there will be no recurrance.
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