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Stress fractures

What is a stress fracture?

A stress fracture is a crack in a bone, often caused by high impact, repetitive sports such as long distance running, or basketball. They occur most frequently in the foot, and are very painful.

Fortunately most stress fractures get better with rest and the appropriate treatment. Occasionally severe stress fractures do not get better on their own and may need surgical treatment. In these cases full recovery can take months or years.

How do we treat stress fractures at the Mansfield Clinic?

The priority when someone presents with symptoms suggestive of a stress fracture is to make the diagnosis. Dr Allfree has a specialist interest in Sports Medicine and has experience in diagnosis of stress fractures. If investigations are required, these can be arranged.

Once the diagnosis has been made, appropriate advice will be given. 

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