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#625 Cuboid stress fracture vs. truly fractured cuboid bone. How can a runner tell the difference?

If you’re a runner who has been told that you have a cuboid stress fracture, you might be worried that there’s an actual crack in the bone.
 
A visible crack on x-ray is what I think of when I picture a truly fractured cuboid bone. There is a huge difference between a cuboid bone with a crack, vs. without a crack. 
 
The cuboid bone is an irregular bone. It’s small, but it’s important. It sits right in between your heel bone and the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.
 
When you roll your ankle and your foot rolls under you, you can compress the cuboid and crack it. 
 
Repeatedly compressing the cuboid can lead to a stress fracture in the bone. 
 
What’s the difference between a cuboid stress fracture and a truly fractured cuboid bone? 

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

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#611 What if stress fracture still swells and hurts a lot?

Ivan has a great question. After watching the watching the video “Can I Run After Wearing a Fracture Boot?” he wanted to know: “It still swells and has a lot of pain what do I do?”
Anytime a runner gets a stress fracture, the main goal is to confirm the foot is healed enough to withstand the forces and stresses applied to the injured bone.
In the episode we are going to talk about:
• 3 indicators of ongoing tissue damage when you have a stress fracture.
• 3 strategies used to decide when it’s safe to run after stress fracture.
• Questions I would ask you if you called me for a stress fracture second opinion consultation.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about What to do if a stress fracture in the foot still swells and hurts a lot after wearing a fracture walking boot.

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