Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are overuse injuries that result in a small crack within a bone, often the long bones of the foot (metatarsals). Stress fractures may remain elusive on X-Ray for several weeks after first developing pain, and often require CT or MRI to diagnose. 

While rest is the most important treatment, life must go on – demanding more active treatment. At Prahran Foot Clinic radial shockwave therapy1, custom foot orthotics, carbon fibre shoe inserts, footwear modification and even CAM walkers (moon boots) can be utilised to resolve symptoms faster and get you back on your feet.  

  1. Leal et al

Subtle changes in bone structure can often be seen on X-ray in well established stress fractures.

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