When should patients with metatarsal stress fractures return to play?

Updated: Jan 16, 2019
  • Author: Valerie E Cothran, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • After recovery from metatarsal stress fractures, patients may return to play when they can participate without pain.

  • The intensity and duration of activities need to be increased slowly, and the patient must adhere to regular rest periods.


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