Stress Fractures on the Fibia or Tibia

Lower Extremity Stress Fractures and Physical Therapy The constant stress experienced by the feet and the lower extremity from activities such as walking and running can have an impact on its structural integrity. Injuries can be many, and one such well recognized injury is a stress fracture. Typically, stress fractures are a result of constant…

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Give Your Broken Fibula the Boot

A broken fibula may be very painful, but sitting on the couch and letting it heal on its own is probably not the best approach. While your fibula—the long, thin outside bone of your lower leg—is healing, you should stay mobile through the use of a walking boot. Although the fibula is considered a weight-bearing…

Posted by Rebecca Thompson in PT eDigest

Fibula Fracture

Fibula is a slender and long bone located on the outside of the lower leg, from outside and underneath the knee and extends down to form the outside of the ankle joint. Next to the fibula bone is the tibia, which is thicker. It forms the base of the knee called the tibial plateau and…

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