How are stress fractures treated in patients with plantar heel pain?

Updated: Oct 01, 2018
  • Author: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Thomas C Dowd, MD  more...
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Stress fractures of the calcaneus and traumatic rupture of the plantar fascia are managed with conservative measures. Avoiding the offending activity and a 6- to 8-week period in a cast may be required to alleviate the symptoms.


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