It really depends on your particular situation, but surgery for a stress fracture is rarely necessary. We are more likely to treat one of these fractures with the use of conservative, nonsurgical methods. A major component of treatment is centered on reducing the weight-bearing load on your injured bone until it has healed.
Rest and walking boots help reduce pressure on your foot. Ice can relieve pain and reduce swelling in the affected area. Once you are able to resume activities (with approval from Dr. Evan Merrill), they must progress on a gradual basis. There are instances where surgery may be necessary, but we always try conservative measures first.
When you think that you may have suffered a fracture in your bone, even one of these tiny hairline cracks, make an appointment with Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, L.L.C. We will properly diagnose your condition and evaluate the extent of any damage before developing an effective treatment plan for you. Our Medford, OR office is here to provide any information and treatment you may need. Simply give us a call at (541) 776-3338 or use our convenient online form to schedule an appointment today.