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.View Details »