Stress Fracture Foot Symptoms
A stress fracture may be barely noticeable on initial presentation. X-rays may not indicate the presence of a stress fracture in its early stages. A common symptom associated with a stress fracture is a dull, generalized pain that might be accompanied with swelling and tenderness in a specific spot.
The pain and swelling may worsen with running, walking, standing or exercising. In some cases, bruising or darkening can occur. If neglected, the damage can increase and contribute to an earlier onset of pain with subsequent workouts. Eventually, the pain can persist even during resting, without any weight bearing or exertion, in the affected area.