stress fracture symptoms

stress fracture symptoms

focal oedema and tenderness overlying affected bone, ± local bruising; pain on palpation/percussion and local inflammation; non-normal function on affected side, e.g. inability to perform one-legged ankle raise; stress fracture pain can be induced by ultrasonography to area; early radiographs are negative, but early technetium bone scans show 'hot spot' at fracture site; radiographs are positive after 2-3 weeks when bone callus (indicating healing) is noted; treatment includes rest and immobilization for at least 6-8 weeks, followed by a careful rehabilitation programme, biomechanical evaluation to investigate any underlying predisposition to stress fracture and provision of functional orthoses
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Proper education to athletes and coaches about training regimes, together with early recognition of stress fracture symptoms may help to decrease the stress fracture risks.
Track Brit Kelly Holmes, who won a 1500m silver and 800m bronze at last year's World Championships, has stress fracture symptoms in her left leg but STILL hopes to take part in her heats this weekend.