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Femoral Stress Fracture Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • If you have pain in the groin or hip when you put weight on your leg, or pain when lifting your leg, you should see a healthcare provider to check if you have a stress fracture in your femur (thigh) bone.
  • Your provider may order an MRI to confirm you have a femoral stress fracture.
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Symptom relief

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  • It’s important to give the fracture time to heal by keeping weight off your leg and using crutches.
  • Taking OTC ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help the pain.
  • Alternate using heat and ice packs for the pain and inflammation.
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Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • You can’t walk because of the pain.

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