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#398 If your hand was broken, would you walk on it?

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?”

Today on Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about if your hand was broken, would you walk on it?

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#375 Can it be a stress fracture with no crack?

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.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not a runner can have a stress fracture, if there is no crack in the bone.

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#267 Bulge in metatarsal bone stress fracture on x-ray

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.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not a bulge in your metatarsal bone on an x-ray of a stress fracture tells you if it is healed enough to start running.

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#212 What is a displaced vs non displaced fracture? 

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the difference between a displaced vs non-displaced fracture, and what it means if you are a runner. If you’re a runner and you walk through your living room and you accidentally kick the coffee table or you catch your toe on a bedpost or […]

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