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How do I heal stress fractures the best and quickest?


I tried running about the equivalent of a marathon without training for it. I am athletic, but that is another beast to deal with. I couldn't even run much more than half of it.

I have 2 stress fractures in my feet. One in each. One near my left ankle bone and the other is on my right and is likely a metatarsal. I didn't have any X-rays to prove it. You just kinda know sometimes. I have gone over 2 months without running or serious sports and it's still not healed up. I was working some and maybe this slowed the healing, as I was on my feet and lifting some stuff now and then.

I've drank more milk than usual, taken some calcium supplements, actually laid off pop, which science has proven to contribute towards fractures later in life. Caffeine also leaches calcium.

I am 29. Have no insurance. Wanted to try a PEMF device(bone-growth stimulator), but not enough money. Is there a place I could rent one??

Have crutches at home, haven't used them much.

Suggestions, other?
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The unfortunate truth is, even walking normally, you are "stressing" the fracture. I had this twice, once in the left 3rd metatarsal and later the right 4th.

Basically I had to have a "walking cast" that had a rubber ball on my heel to avoid "using" my feet in a normal fashion.

It sucks, but there is really NOTHING that can be done other than staying off it and looking like an idiot walking on your heel (walking cast or not) OR using your crutches for much longer than you feel that you need to use them. (a fracture is a fracture and if you don't lay off them, you will pay in the long run)

I wish you luck and sympathize with your situation.  (+ info)

What type of fractures could Roman have suffered?


Roman's leg is swollen and red, and very tender to touch. What types of fractures could Roman have suffered?
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Stress fracture, shin splints.  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of Stress Fractures?


The other day I hurt my leg in a cross country race. Now it hurts to walk on it because my ankle hurts and the muscles behind my shin hurts. I am hoping its not stress fractures. Anyways what are some symptoms of stress fracture or does this sound like something else?
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i have had stress fractures on my right foot many times and i now know if i have stress fractures on my foot because i can feel some pain or discomfort. so, a couple of days ago, i felt some discomfort / pain on the top of my foot. almost every step i felt some discomfort. from experience, i know what it was that i was dealing with. i went to the doctor and got some xrays and sure enough, some stress fractures.

now, the symptoms you describe sound like a stress fracture. for all i know, it could just be bruised. wait another day or two (or sooner if it hurts a lot), and see if the pain subsides. if it doesn't go see your doctor.

Good luck  (+ info)

If a cardiologist inserted a catheter into a patients right femoral artery?


If a cardiologist inserted a catheter into a patients right femoral artery, which artery would the tube have to pass through in order to reach the entrance of the left coronary artery?
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Here's some clues:

1) It receives blood directly from the left ventricle
2) It's probably the largest artery in the body.
3) Aneurysms are sometimes found in its' abdominal portion  (+ info)

How long should a bone graph on my left hip (femoral head) take to recover?


Basically a bone graph on my left hip femoral head, I want to know how long I can expect to be "handicap" what are some things to prepare for recommendations comments anything would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
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They say it takes 20 days to heal a broken bone if you are 20 year old, and 30 days for people who are 30 years old, etc.

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Hope it helps, good luck to you!  (+ info)

Can you recover from tendinitis and stress fractures in the hip area?


I had an MRI done and she said that I had some stress fractures and leakage? I got out the military and they gave me a dissability for tendinitis? Can I do some type of weight trainig/stretching to heal without medication or surgery?
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Both these conditions take time & patience to heal. I would suggest getting into a good physical therepist, I'm sure your doctor can recommend one. You don't want to do weight training without someone who can professionally monitor your progress so you don't create more problems.  (+ info)

What can I do if I have microscopic fractures in my shins?


For the past 4 years I have been hurting from my shins every time I run. It started when I was in 7th grade playing volleyball since then it always hurts. Went to the doctor and he told me that i had microscopic fractures but didn't give me any hope to find a solutions to it. I want to know what i can do to find a solution to my problem.
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I don't believe there is anything to be done. If you are unsatisfied with his diagnosis seek a second opinion. Good luck!  (+ info)

Is the Ellis classification system used to classify dental fractures?


I am doing a project on dental fractures and I was not sure if it is still used?
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Actually, in response to the person above, the LeFort system is used to classify maxillary bone fractures.

The Ellis classification is an entirely different thing, and is used to describe fractures of the teeth themselves, depending on the severity. It's grade 1-3, with 1 being into enamel, 2 being into dentine and 3 being all the way into pulp.

I don't personally use it, and was never taught it, but I have heard of it, and know that it is still used in some places.  (+ info)

What is a lateral femoral condyle fracture called? It is not segond or Pellegrini-Stieda.?


This fracture looks like a Pellegrini but is on the lateral aspect rather than the medial.
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I was born with a femoral anteversion and minorly clubbed feet could that be the reason why I walk pigeon-toed?


can't turn my knees out properly, get random muscular pains in the arches of my feet and thighs and always roll my ankles inward if I walk in flats and no socks?

I always get these pains, and walk pigeon-toed and stuff. I always have and was wondering if this could be the reason. I'm 17 and first found out about my femoral anteversion at 10 and I know they usually correct themselves in adolescence but could this still be the reason.
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