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#716 What is a bone callus in a metatarsal stress fracture

When you get an injury to a bone like a metatarsal stress fracture, you can develop a thing called a “bone callus.”

You might even see it as a lump visible on the x-ray in your doctors office.

Whether the lump is made up of hard bone, fibrocartilage or something in between, it may help you to understand the significance of that lump in your foot.

When the bone callous appears, and the size of the bone callous itself, can tell your whole lot about your progression of healing, and whether or not you might get other problems in the future.

What is a bone callus in a metatarsal stress fracture? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On the Run Podcast!

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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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