Re: stress fracture??

Sometimes a stress fracture doesn't show up on X ray right away. A bone scan is useful for this situation. Ice is good to reduce pain and sweklling, but be careful about using it- no more than 20 minutes on at a time. If crutches seem to help then why not use them? Elevation is also a good idea to help the return blood flow. The leg needs to be higher than the heart.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on January 22, 2003 at 22:07:08:

In Reply to: Re: stress fracture?? posted by md on January 20, 2003 at 19:21:38:

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