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.