Usually rest or modifying activities is enough to get this bone to heal. Most stress fractures heal in 6 to 12 weeks, but every patient is different. Some stress fractures, although not generally tibial plateau stress fractures, are prone to poor healing.
Keeping this in consideration, do stress fractures heal on their own?
Stress fractures can be grouped into “low risk” and “high risk” categories: A low risk stress fracture will typically heal on its own just fine, and may not even require any time spent in a boot or on crutches.
Can a stress fracture get worse?
Symptoms of a Stress Fracture. It's not always easy to tell if you have a stress fracture. You can't see it, and any pain or discomfort can be barely noticeable when a stress fracture first starts. But stress fractures can get worse quickly.
How long does it take to recover from a hairline fracture?
In most cases, it takes from 6 to 8 weeks for a stress fracture to heal. More serious stress fractures can take longer. Although it can be hard to be sidelined with an injury, returning to activity too soon can put you at risk for larger, harder-to-heal stress fractures and an even longer down time.