You have to remember that the most important goal when you have a stress fracture that’s healing, and you want to get back to running, is to match the healing of the metatarsal bone with the stress you apply to that bone so you can continue to very deliberately ramp up your activity without making the stress fracture worse.
The worst thing you can do after you’ve been healing with a stress fracture is to re-injure the bone.
Obviously when that happens, you have a huge setback, you’ve just lost weeks of training, you’re going to lose more fitness, and in some cases you might have to start over again with the fracture walking boot. You don’t want to do that.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about why the “Hop Test” is the worst test for a runner with a stress fracture who thinks the metatarsal bone has healed enough to run.View Details »