Today’s episode comes from a YouTube viewer who posted a question,
“I have a low risk grade stress reaction in my posterior tibia. Interestingly, there is some research discussing the benefits of weight bearing bone building exercise once tolerated pain free, like hops jumps and step ups. Do you have any advice on when and how to integrate these types of exercises into a rehabilitation program?”
When is it okay to add weight bearing exercises when you’ve had a bone injury like a stress reaction?
That is what we are talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
Yesterday I called a recovering runner, just to check in and see how he was doing, because he had done the Fast Track Challenge 2 months ago.
He’s doing great. He has recovered and gotten past his injury.
He said he learned a lot in the Challenge and has applied it to his training.
He’s on track for running ultra-marathons this year. He has a coach. Training is in full swing with no limitation from the injury and got him into the Fast Track challenge.
Something he said on that call actually kind of shocked me.
I asked him, “Is there anything that you wish you could have done differently if you went back?”
He answered, “Yeah, I would have called you sooner for a consultation.”
If you ever run into injury many times, your first step is to sit still and wait. Sometimes that’s a problem and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
Today’s episode comes from a discussion I just had yesterday with an athlete. He had a metatarsal fracture non-union.
A “fracture non-union” can develop when there is a crack in the bone that moving a little bit too much and doesn’t completely heal.
Non-unions can happen if you get a stress fracture, and you keep running on it and you’re tough and you’re strong and it doesn’t really hurt that bad.
If you keep running and repeatedly stress that crack, it can’t heal.
Should I get a CT scan or should I test walking to see if my fracture is healed?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »