What can happen if a stress fracture was not treated?

A few months ago I had a doctor diaganose me with a stress fracture of my 5th met. Yet because of insurance that same doctor was unable to treat me. I never did get it treated properly due to the ammount of time it took to get an appointment made. The question is that I am getting some of those same pains back in the exact same area. What are some concerns that I may have due to it not being treated originally? Will I get another fracture and if I do what will the treatment be? Could it be a cast and crutches? Thanks

Posted By Eric on January 17, 2006 at 22:09:02:

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