Stress fracture

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I feel like a poser here, but does anyone have a stress fracture? Tibia. It's been quite a few weeks - 7 weeks since diagnosis. 10 weeks since I noticed a problem - no trauma. ( yeah I was probably walking on injured leg ). Healing, but slow.

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    Sorry, gal with broken ankle responding here, but my husband will jump on ur band wagon about ur ankle injury. Playing sports, he sprained his enough and continues to have some complaints to this day. He's now 62.

    Same advise as to anyone else, follow directions, RICE may help (rest, ice, compression, elevation), if pain gets significantly worse check in with doc, and always know there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Best wishes!

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    P.S. Told hubby about ur post. He agreed stress fx are very painful. He also said that he continued to reinjure his ankles back in the day when he would compensate for "bad" with "good" ankle. Something we all can learn from. Another lesson from him is that others minimize injuries and expect full functioning when we should not be acting as if we are fully functioning. He had a basketball coach who had him running up and down the court on his sprained ankle because it was taped up! Listen to ur body. That's what pain is for. ; )

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    Hey julie

    How long ago was it when you had your surgery? I also broke my ankle it is a long healing process im only on my 5th weak its driving me crazy..i dont have alot of pain take it easy

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      No surgery. Its not broken. That's why I feel different from you all. Glad you are not in too much pain. Sitting around is hard. I was diagnosed about 7 weeks ago.

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    so sorry for your injury.  Our son is a runner and has been for 20 years- he has had a stress fx and will agree about how painful they are.  So no "posin" here- when you hurt it is hard to think of much else.  For our son, he went to the orthoped and was told RICE- same advice as from Dana.  It was really difficult - and  a long process but he has not had any issues since then and runs 10 miles 6 days a week.  

    So- hang in and it will get better!  

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      Hey! Great to hear he has gotten back into it so well. Thanks for your well wishes.
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    No posing!! It feels good to reach out and talk to people who are going through similar things. I've heard stress fractures can be very painful! Listen to the doctor and listen to your body and don't push it

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