Stress fracture

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Nov 2013
11:09am, 19 Nov 2013
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Chance of getting an mri on the nhs for a stress fracture are probably nil though... I have suspected brain swelling and am having to wait three weeks! Its about £600 to have one done privately (there are places that do them for less but I'm unsure about how good they are).

When I had sf on the femur I waited only a week for my bone scan, but I did work with orthopods so probs got a good word put in ;)
Dec 2013
3:22pm, 2 Dec 2013
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I've just had an MRI done and it was £760 (luckily covered by insurance) - but I don't think I'd have got one if I hadn't gone private (my physio referred me to a sports med specialist) - glad I got it done as ruled out a stress fracture (just a severe stress close enough).

That's been put down to too much running and netball and slightly altering my stride at the beginning of the year - unfortunately I don't know how common they are in the knee (tibia is where mine is), but if you can get referred to a sports med specialist then do so. They've got the right idea; getting you back up and running as quickly as you can whilst understanding the frustration of not being able to do things...
Although it might be different between patella and tibia due to weight bearing differences, I couldn't hop on one leg, there was pain when he prodded all down my shin bone and I was getting walking and rest on the plus side you haven't got any of those so may not be as bad!
Dec 2013
11:08am, 6 Dec 2013
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Tibia or foot are the classic SF places. All mine have showed up by cheap old x ray. As Johnny says complete rest is the cure.
Jan 2014
10:53pm, 20 Jan 2014
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Help re possible stress fracture please , daughter is training for Paris marathon & has been increasing mileage to 16 miles on long run. Says she has pain in foot ans slight swelling on to how do we tell if its a stress fracture ? Any advice ? All comments welcome thanks

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Hi, I have a knee problem, I have been got the Physio who is saying its irritation under the kneecap...

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