When you have two painful problems in different parts of the same foot, things can get complicated.
I recently had a call with an injured runner with a couple of different problems.
On the outside of his foot, between the third and fourth toes, he has a painful neuroma. The other problem is that he’s got bursitis. The inflamed bursa is in a completely different place, no where near the irritated nerve.
When a runner has two injuries, like a neuroma on one side of the foot and bursitis on the other side of the foot, which one is worse?
Which one should you pay attention to first?
Well, that’s a great question and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.
Ivan has a great question. After watching the watching the video “Can I Run After Wearing a Fracture Boot?” he wanted to know: “It still swells and has a lot of pain what do I do?”
Anytime a runner gets a stress fracture, the main goal is to confirm the foot is healed enough to withstand the forces and stresses applied to the injured bone.
In the episode we are going to talk about:
• 3 indicators of ongoing tissue damage when you have a stress fracture.
• 3 strategies used to decide when it’s safe to run after stress fracture.
• Questions I would ask you if you called me for a stress fracture second opinion consultation.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about What to do if a stress fracture in the foot still swells and hurts a lot after wearing a fracture walking boot.