I was just doing a telemedicine, second opinion consultation with an elite triathlete was ramping up for an event and got a metatarsal stress fracture.
In this particular case, the doctor looked at his x-rays and told him that she thought she saw a crack in the bone on the x-ray. But she wasn’t really 100% sure.
He asked me a really great question…
“If it doesn’t really hurt that much, is it okay if I walk on it?”
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I was just doing a telemedicine call with a runner with a stress fracture, and he had a really interesting question.
He said, “Look, I just really want to know if I really have a stress fracture because my doctor took an x-ray and there was no crack in the bone. I looked it up myself and the definition of a fracture is a visible crack.”
Do I really have a stress fracture, or not?
This is a great question, it brings up a really interesting point.
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A runner with a stress fracture just called me for a phone consultation.
He was concerned because he got an X-ray and saw a bulge in the bone.
The question was whether or not this bulging area of healing bone in the stress fracture was a good thing or a bad thing.
More than anything else he just wanted to know if the lump of bone on the x-ray was an indication that it was okay to start running.
Sometimes a lump of bone on your x-ray is good thing, but sometimes a bad thing.
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