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#742 When to worry an ankle sprain is a Lateral Process Fracture

I just saw a runner who sprained her ankle. It’s been about a month and she’s still having pain. Pain and swelling persisting a month later, are not good. There are a couple of reasons that that can happen.

Anytime doctors see persistent swelling and pain after an ankle injury, they become concerned there might be a fracture.

When should a runner who rolled an ankle be concerned that there might be a fracture like a lateral process fracture?

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

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#358 What is snowboarders fracture?

Snowboarder’s fracture is a small fracture in your foot that is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain.

The injury occurs when you break a portion of the talus bone called the lateral process.

The lateral process of the talus sits at the outside of your foot and ankle.

If you break it when you roll your ankle running on a trail or stepping in a pothole while running on the road.

These fractures are much more common that previously taught. Not surprisingly, if you think you have an ankle sprain, but you really have a lateral process fracture, it won’t get better.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about what a snowboarders fracture really is.

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