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Stress Fractures

    Stress Fractures

    The foot is made up 28 different bones, any of which can develop a stress fracture.   This condition is common in active patients such as runners, as well as less active patients who have osteopenia or osteoporosis. Most stress fractures can be treated without surgery, but a few types of fractures heal poorly and often require surgery. X-rays are often normal in the early stages of a stress fracture and MRI is often necessary for the diagnosis. Early diagnosis can shorten the overall recovery time.