How To Treat and Heal a Fibula Fracture

Updated December 2023 Tell many friends that you have a fibula fracture, and they’ll often reply, “It’s not a problem. It’s not a weight-bearing bone.” However, your friend doesn’t have the fracture. Trust us. Trying to heal from a fracture on the fibula can be painful, long, and difficult. Just because it doesn’t bear all…

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Give Your Broken or Fractured Fibula the Boot for Fast Recovery

A broken fibula often starts immobilization. But after the initial phase, 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 to speed up the…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice, PT eDigest

Stress Fractures on the Fibula 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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