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.