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A study of 97 US naval midshipmen who developed MTSS during summer training programs compared randomly assigned treatments of rest and ice to rest and ice plus anti-inflammatory medication (aspirin or phenylbutazone), rest and ice plus heel-cord stretching, or use of a short walking cast for 1 week.
Next would follow at least a month in a hard cast (on crutches), followed by two months in a walking cast (still on crutches) as I gradually worked my way into putting full weight back onto the ankle.
"My foot is the size of a small car but I'm trying to get a rocker boot so I can have a walking cast.
She's been in a walking cast for the last five weeks with a stress fracture," South Eugene coach Jeff Hess said.