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I've get heart palpitations a lot, espicially after i exercise and I'm starting to get injured more frequently. I think i have a stress fracture on my left foot kind of under the big toe (ball of the foot) that hasn't gone away since last November. Not only that, but on the top of my left foot when i flex it hurts and it might be another stress fracture so i'm told, and a left leg pain-i don't know if it's a shin splint because it's higher up, but it hurts when i run on it.
7 months ago I was out running when my foot cracked, i didn't roll it or step on un-even ground. I put my foot down as i would any other time. After having an X-Ray, I was told I had a stress fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal, apparently a common injury for active people & military recruits. I am currently in the military and regularly exercise.
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.
After seeing a podiatrist and having a bone scan it was determined that I had a stress fracture in my cuboid bone. During that time I was in the Army and had already been diagnosed with plantar fascistis, heel spur, bone spur in my ankle, and possible osteoarthritis in my midfoot. The doctor said that I could just wear a boot for 3 weeks and then it would be fine. I got out of the Army a few weeks later and when I returned to the States I saw a podiatrist at the VA as I was still in pain.
I limped on it for 2 weeks before my MRI was approved, which showed a medial tibial plateau stress fracture. The crack is longways in the bone and on the inside of the bone. My orthopedic surgeon said I need to be non-weight bearing for 6 weeks - then start with only 25 pounds of pressure for the following 2 weeks! Is that normal treatment? Is there no other way??
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.
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 attempted weight bearing regular walking.
To get it x-rayed and if that does not show anything then a MRI you could have a stress fracture.
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.
Hi, I'm 24, a former ballet dancer (stopped when I was 16) with a stress fracture in the second metatarsal of my right foot that has not healed after 3 years of treatment and a possible new stress fracture in my left foot from over compensating. Why is it that my feet aren't healing and keep fracturing? I don't do any strenuous exercising like running or jumping. I have had blood tests to rule out any diseases and vitamin deficiencies, and I am at a healthy weight of 140lb for my height 5'5.
I did a 5 mile run yesterday (35 miles over 8 days). I felt no pain whilst I was running, only after my stretches after I had stopped. I initially had tenderness in my right thigh and inner part of lower leg at the front. I found it quite painful puuting weight on for the rest of the day- due to the pain in my lower leg. On going to bed the pain completely shifted away from my leg to the top part of my foot/ big toe and I noticed I had what looked like a small bit of bone sticking out.
My surgeon said that I was an excellent patient and can start transitioning back to my normal active lifestyle (running/jogging, tennis, swimming, etc). I try to run for 15 minutes 2 times a week. My question are: 1. What are the chances of me making a complete recovery to where I can eventually run long distances and not feel pain or weakness? 2. Am I putting to much stress on my recovering ankle too fast? Ultimately, I just want to be able to enjoy the activities I love.
I brought it up to a friend of mine, and she said it may possibly be a stress fracture. I have no health insurance, so just running in for an x-ray is not going to happen unless there is good reason to believe that it would be beneficial. I don't believe the lump is any kind of cyst, as I have had those and it feels nothing the same. Any ideas? I am planning on wrapping it as soon as I get the supplies to do so...
My race is in 19 days, if I have Planters or a Stress Fracture can i cause worse damage by continuing training for the race and running the race? I found this forum early today and looked at some of the post but couldn't find one that was exactly similar to this question so i do apologize if this is a recurring question.
Initial pain occured after running, bruised x 2 weeks. Went to PCP to rule out metatarsal stress fracture- x-rays clear on 2 occassions. I was put in a post-op boot to help keep pressure off and told to rest for 2 weeks. It has since been 9 weeks, and pain has radiated to other parts of foot and front of ankle. Also includes continuous "pins and needles" feeling. Pain oddly seems worse at rest.
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.
If a single foot is swollen it can be a peripheral vascular disease, injury, ligament tear or stress fracture. Keep your affected foot elevated on a pillow when you sleep and try to limit weight bearing till properly diagnosed and cured. Follow up with an orthopedician and get referred to the specialization you would need for further probing. Take care!
I was just diagnosed by a podiatrist with a stress fracture in my 4th metatarsal. I'd been having intermittent pain in the top of my foot on that metatarsal for the last 3 weeks or so (while running), I alleviated it for a bit by lacing my shoes differently, but it was always sore to the touch on top. Had just completed a marathon in late January, my training had reached 70-80 miles a week. I finally went to check on it at my podiatrist's.
Yes, it would be advisable to seek a second opinion if you do not show signs of improvement. Any fracture/stress fracture/ligament tear/bone bruise in foot may take about 6-8 weeks to heal completely. Since you have crossed the time limit, maybe there is a ligament injury that was not caught or maybe the stress fracture has not healed. Another possibility is a dislocation of a foot bone. Please consult your doctor regarding these possibilities. Take care!
I have started running cross country, and our practice started a week ago. I am running everyday, and my foot feels fine while running and while sitting/laying down. Any idea what's wrong? Ice packs?
The doc ordered a bone scan to rule out a stress fracture. Yesterday when I was running it would kill when I first started to run, but then it would go away. I'm still training on it, until I know what it is at this point.
Xrays 2 months later showed minimal progress towards healing and a CT showed completion of the fracture with continued visualization of the fracture line, as well as the begining of a stress fracture in my tibia.I was placed in a air cast and have been trying to ignificantly reduce weight bearing and stopped the exercise. I am now using a bone stimulater as well. Is it going to work??
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!
About three months ago I saw a doctor regarding severe pain around the second metatarsal of my foot. When I ran cross-country in high school and college (7 and 6 years ago, respectively), I experienced 2 metatarsal stress fractures (one in each foot, subsequent years) and had low bone density (osteopenia) as a result of an eating disorder. I had been on fosamax for awhile, take calcium, and my weight is back to normal, so supposedly my bone density is fine now.
I had a stress fracture in my foot 13 years ago and it never healed. I got it from running too much, I went from 60 miles per week to 100 miles per week. At that time, they told me cycling was a good way to keep fit. Recently I started cycling and the same foot is starting to hurt again. I have been doing a lot of hills, so there is a lot of force on that foot. Not good, will cut back on hills. I hate this! I like exercising. I wish someone could tell me how to fix this.
About three months ago I saw a doctor regarding severe pain around the second metatarsal of my foot. When I ran cross-country in high school and college (7 and 6 years ago, respectively), I experienced 2 metatarsal stress fractures (one in each foot, subsequent years) and had low bone density (osteopenia) as a result of an eating disorder. I had been on fosamax for awhile, take calcium, and my weight is back to normal, so supposedly my bone density is fine now.
Then I had a course of physio for sympis pubic dysfunction and my hypermobility and after a very gentle few weeks of 2 mins stepper, floor work, my foot was getting worse, and I told the physio, who examined my foot and reported swelling and discolouration, she refused to treat me any longer as she thought it was a stress fracture. I had xrays which showed something so they put me in plaster, when back 2 weeks to be told there was nothing odd on xray, plaster off & go away.
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.
My update - It is no surprise - I definitely have a stress fracture in my left foot - 3rd metatarsal if that means anything to you. I also have a rupture of the synovium on the 2nd metatarsal bone. That is the pocket of fluid that cushions the joint when we walk. For now my plan is to see if we can do a temporary patch job but the reality is eventually it will have to be surgically repaired .
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