You have to remember that the most important goal when you have a stress fracture that’s healing, and you want to get back to running, is to match the healing of the metatarsal bone with the stress you apply to that bone so you can continue to very deliberately ramp up your activity without making the stress fracture worse.
The worst thing you can do after you’ve been healing with a stress fracture is to re-injure the bone.
Obviously when that happens, you have a huge setback, you’ve just lost weeks of training, you’re going to lose more fitness, and in some cases you might have to start over again with the fracture walking boot. You don’t want to do that.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about why the “Hop Test” is the worst test for a runner with a stress fracture who thinks the metatarsal bone has healed enough to run.
If you killed it this weekend on your workouts, congratulations! But, if you put a lot of into that effort this weekend, there is some possibility you are really treading close to that threshold for injury that could push you over into an over-training injury.
I get calls all day from people who do a lot of stuff and push the limits a little too far on the weekends. But if you do some simple things to accelerate your recovery right after those big workouts, it can make a huge difference to avoiding an over-training injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about the Legs Up The Wall Pose to speed your recovery after your weekend workouts.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about how to do your first test run outside. How to do your first Test Run outside. When and How. I know you want to run. You are runner! I get it! Once you think you are sufficiently healed, you don’t want to just dive into long […]
When you get a metatarsal stress fracture, and you want to get back to running, you have to make an assessment on how bad it really is. The only other options is to stick with the standard treatments of “don’t do anything for 4 to 6 weeks.”
To do to figure out how bad your stress fracture really is…
There are four critical steps:
1.Look at your foot…look for signs of injury and make note of them!
2. Decide how bad the stress future really is…based on tenderness.
3.Figure out exactly which metatarsal bone hurts the most…that is the one with the stress fracture. That is the one you will need to protect.
4.Make an assessment of how bad the bone hurts.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about 4 critical steps to deciding how bad is my stress fracture.
Resting is not all healing. If you rest too much, you’ll get weaker.
If you want to get back to running, as soon as you’re healed, you need to do something to prevent all of the changes that can slow you down and put you at a higher risk of re-injury once you actually do get back to running and training.
Gravity and the pounding forces associated with running…that’s only one of a half a dozen contributing factors that can prevent healing of a running injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about cycling workouts for recovering runners.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about what to do now, if your first just started hurting when you ran today. I get lots of emails from people who listen to the podcast and they have questions, questions of all varieties. Usually, they’re about chronic injuries, but sometimes occasionally, like in […]