Stress Fracture Treatment

Question: I have a stress fracture in the third metatarsal, as confirmed by an MRI. My doctor recommended walking with a cane for six weeks, orthotics and soaking in epsom salts three times per day. I asked about wearing an ace bandage and he advised against it. Does this sound like appropriate treatment?
Answer: Dear Jon,This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says…
For your metatarsal stress fracture. Sounds like you didn’t see a podiatrist.
If the metatarsal hurts when you walk-then you need more immobilization-perhaps a surgical shoe. Ace bandage is appropriate. There is no therapeutic value for epsom salt soaks for a stress fracture of the metatarsal. If it continues to hurt-see your local podiatrist-the real foot & ankle specialist.

Hope this helps.
Good Luck!
The podiatrists of are specialists in orthopedics and sports medicine.
We are located in Chicago & Elmhurst

Dr George Tsatsos & Svetlana Zats
Podiatrist Chicago 60618 & Elmhurst 60126 Podiatrists
Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery & Orthopedics
New South Loop Location-Chicago 60661

1 Comment

  1. I would seek additional advice from a podiatrist…

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