It is often sufficient to put less strain on the affected body part until the bone has regenerated. If fractures in the foot or lower leg are pronounced, treatment with immobilization in a cast can also help. Regular examinations are carried out to monitor the healing process. In some cases, surgery may even be necessary.
A fatigue fracture usually heals completely if it is recognized and treated in time. Depending on the extent of the fracture, however, this can take several weeks to months. Smoking has a detrimental effect on bone healing due to impaired blood circulation in the smallest vessels.