Dr. Vladimir Zeetser, DPM, FACFAS
America's Premier Foot & Ankle Surgeon
This presents as a gradual onset of pain (usually in the midfoot) caused by overuse. Stress fractures are small incomplete cracks in bone and with early diagnosis and treatment, the condition typically heals completely. Untreated, they may become complete fractures, requiring casting, immobilization and occasionally surgery and may result in long term complications.