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.
Dr George Tsatsos & Svetlana Zats