Fibula Stress Fracture

BY: The News Voice

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Fibula is the smaller bone in the lower leg that runs along the shin. A stress fracture of the fibula is an incomplete fracture or crack within.

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These fractures happen when there is an imbalance between bone formation and removal. When this bone is loaded or stressed, during exercise it responds by increasing its turnover.

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A new bone is replaced with the damaged areas. If the formation of new bone is slower, weak points occur and then develop into stress fracture when continually stressed.

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Recent changes in training frequency, intensity duration and new footwear could result in stress fracture.

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Pain is initially present after activity but if the load and stress increases it may eventually reach a point where it is present during walking or at night.

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- Gait problems - Stiffness - Reduced range of Movement - Swelling/Inflammation

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If you are having a doubt whether you have a stress fracture, arrange a physiotherapy assessment

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It does not produce long-term effects if properly treated. If that does not happen, there is a risk of complete bone fracture.

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Your physiotherapist will assess the MRI scan and decide an appropriate treatment plan.

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The treatment plans depend on how severe the fracture in the bone is.

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