Diagnosis and Treatment Archive
Non-Displaced Stress Fracture
What is a non-displaced stress fracture?

Among the most common sports injuries, stress fractures are tiny breaks in the bone caused by repetitive activity. A non-displaced fracture is when the pieces on either side of the break line up.

What clinical findings (signs, symptoms, and test results) indicate a non-dsplaced stress fracture?

Test Results



Treatment Options

Treatments vary depending on the severity of the injury.

  • Rest

  • Icing the affected area

  • Mild Pain reliever like Tylenol (Acetaminophen) (Note: Some research suggests that nosteroidal anti inflammatory medications interfere bone healing.)

Doctors will recommend very limited activity for 6 to 8 weeks following the injury. When a patient is given the ok to resume activity s/he should do so slowly to avoid reinjury.