My gymie has had a severe problem with a pain in her lower leg, almost to the foot. It only hurts her when she tumbles and pounds on it in any way, or vaults. When she isn't in the gym, it's fine. She was x-rayed but nothing showed up. Doc suggested an MRI to see if it's a stress fracture but we aren't going to have that done due to our insurance coverage. Has anyone's dd had a stress fracture in the lower leg area? If so, how was it treated? I was told she would just have to stay off of it for awhile. My thought is that if it hurts, we don't need an MRI to tell her to stay off of it. We aren't sure what to do, as she wants to tough it out and finish the season, which is only a few more weeks. How long does a stress fracture take to heal if that's what it is?