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#851 Can I use a bone stimulator for a broken toe?

Yesterday, I was doing a consultation with an athlete who broke one of her toes when she accidentally kicked a piece of furniture.

If you fracture your toe, and you just run and ignore it, it can turn into a painful nonunion (non-healed fracture).

As a runner, you want to speed the healing as much as possible. One of the ways to stimulate fracture healing is with a thing called a bone stimulator.

This particular athlete actually happened to already have a bone stimulator. Her question was pretty obvious:

“Can I just use that bone stimulator for this broken toe since it’s a different kind of fracture?”

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the doc on the run podcast.

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#463 Do I need a bone stimulator for a Grade 5 Stress Fracture?

I just did a second opinion consultation with a runner who called and said she was diagnosed with a grade five stress fracture.
The doctor didn’t actually explain what that meant. He just said it was serious.
Stress fracture are rates by severity with grade one through a grade five. Grade five is obviously the worst to runner.
She wanted to know if she needed a bone stimulator since her stress fracture was serious.
Do I need a bone stimulator for a grade five stress fracture? That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#431 Can a bone stimulator help a stress fracture?

This was a great question from a runner enrolled in the metatarsal stress fracture course. She wanted to know whether or not a bone stimulator would really be helpful.

Can a bone stimulator help a stress fracture?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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Bone stimulators for healing metatarsal fractures

 Subscribe: iTunes | Android I spend a lot of time talking to runners who have metatarsal stress fractures. Let’s face it, they’re common. And a metatarsal stress fracture may be one of the most disruptive injuries to you as a runner can encounter. The reason metatarsal stress fractures are so worrisome to you is […]

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