Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To reduce the bone's weight-bearing load until healing occurs, you may need to wear a walking boot or brace or use crutches. Although it's unusual, surgery is sometimes necessary to ensure complete healing of some types of stress fractures, especially those that occur in areas with a poor blood supply.

Jan. 24, 2014

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