femoral neck stress fracture

hi, I run cross country and long distance track at the college level, and ten weeks ago I was diagnosed with a stress fracture of the femoral neck after receiving an mri. when I started resting the pain got much better after a few weeks, but ever since then I still have just a little bit of pain which is persisting. it’s just a slight pinching sensation, but I am afraid to start running again until it is completely pain-free for fear that it will just get worse again. I have been swimming, and even though it hurts a little when I swim, the doctor said it was still ok. why is this taking so long? I am getting really frustrated because I feel like it is never going to get better. please let me know if there is anything I can do. I was never put on crutches or anything, and I can usually walk pain free. it’s just when I do specific movements (like lying on my back and lifting up my leg) that makes it hurt bad. thank you for your time.

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    Jen, I hope that by now you are feeling better, but TAKE IT SLOW. My daughter was diagnosed with bilateral femoral neck stress fractures and could not run for 5 months. She had a second MRI and was allowed to return every other day starting at 1 mile every other day to 1 mile and 2 miles every other day … it took her 3 months before she could run 5 days a week 4-5 miles each day. After 1 month she is having groin and leg pain and is off for another MRI. Due to the seriousness of this injury you need to be suspicious and get a timely diagnoses…another MRI. Good luck.P.S. She also eats well sleeps well and was given every test under the sun and they have no idea what caused these injuries.


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