Question by  Dan54 (5)

How can you tell if you have a stress fracture in your foot?

My foot really hurts.


Answer by  TV (305)

If the pain gets worse when you are active and seems to subside when you rest, a stress fracture may be the cause. Other symptoms may be swelling, a specific spot that is tender to the touch and pain that gets increasingly worse over time.


Answer by  Kit (558)

Excruciating pain when there is motion with the foot, but decreases when it's resting; pain from specific place when touched; Swelling and persistent pain.


Answer by  SuchetaMalikGambhir (234)

It may start as a simple pain in foot over the top, accompanied by swelling at times. The pain gets severe after some activity like walking or bending of foot.


Answer by  cady (194)

If your foot hurts less when you are not walking on it, you can see or feel something strange, such as swelling, and your foot has a decreased range of motion, you may have a fracture. Get an x-ray to be sure.

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