Originally Posted by Marshall
Unless there is an unusual problem, a stress fracture shouldn't need repair. Just time to heal. It must be common in big men since they place so much stress on their feet. My son had one and never missed a beat. He wore a boot for a couple of weeks and that was that. There was no long term consequence.
Stress fractures of nonweight-bearing bones such as the fibula are commonly treated nonsurgically. Stress fractures of the foot can and are many times treated conservatively........if you an accountant. Stress fractures of the foot in athletes.......especially BIG athletes are virtually always treated surgically to avoid the high complication/non healing/recurrence/progression to future overt fracture rate.