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#518 How long to wait before running with a stress fracture?

I got a question from a runner who’s had a metatarsal stress fracture who’s very frustrated, who’s trying to figure out how to get back to running. He went and saw a doctor and he was told that he had a stress fracture and the doctor told him to take some time off of running. Then he started watching some YouTube videos, started listening to some podcasts, and then asked me a very serious question: How long do I have to wait to run with a metatarsal stress fracture? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On the Run podcast.

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#511 Can a stress fracture spread from one metatarsal to the bone next to it?

One thing that’s really demoralizing if you get a stress fracture is to spend a bunch of time in a fracture walking boot and then go get something like an MRI and be shocked and horrified when the doctor says, “Well, not only do you have a stress fracture in that bone, it looks like you’ve got a stress fracture in another bone as well.” If you think this stress fracture might have spread well, it could. But not the way an infection would spread. There is a way that stress related inflammation in a neighboring bone can spread after getting the original stress fracture. Can a stress fractures spread from one bone to another? That’s a great question and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#435 What can cause aching pain a year after a metatarsal stress fracture?

This episode actually comes from a recent live Q&A I did with recovering injured runners and during these calls you can come on and you can ask me anything that you want about your specific situation.

This was a really great question that came from one of the runners on the call and he was concerned about this discomfort he was getting in his foot a full year after he had a metatarsal stress fracture.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about what can cause aching pain in the top of the foot a year after a metatarsal stress fracture?

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#383 Plantar fascia rupture and stress fractures what should this runner do?

This episode comes from a question sent in by an injured runner who was listening to the Doc On The Run Podcast.
“I am 30 with medium arches. No prior injuries. 7 months ago I began having left med ankle pain at the calcaneal insertion.
MRI confirmed a plantar fascia rupture of med cord. I was told to just ice and stretch.
I have a distal 4th fracture on the right. Both feet at once?!
What should I do? It hurts!”
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about what a runner should do when you have a rupture of the plantar fascia and metatarsal stress fractures.

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#378 What are sesamoid bones in the foot

A runner with pain under the big toe joint said she was told she had a problem with the sesamoid bones in her foot.

The doctor said maybe it was sesamoiditis, or a sesamoid stress reaction or possibly even a sesamoid stress fracture.

Her question was, “What exactly are the semisolid bones in the foot?”

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about these weird little things called the sesamoid bones in the foot.

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#370 The 3 key elements of marathon training and running injury recovery

When you break down the goal of running a marathon, it really only has 3 key elements.
You are crystal clear on the distance, the starting point and the end point.
All you have to do to compete the marathon successfully is break your training down into the daily and weekly stages of growth to establish the fitness required of your body on race day.
Running injuries are difficult because they lack the clarity and simplicity of training for a marathon. But make no mistake. The process is just the same.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about the 3 key elements of marathon training and running injury recovery.

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#369 Why doctors prescribe 4 to 6 weeks in a fracture boot for stress fractures in runners

Metatarsal stress fractures are one of the most common injuries in runners. Unfortunately for runners, 4 weeks to 6 weeks in a fracture walking it boot is the common recommendation from doctors.
Part of the reason you get the boot for 4-6 weeks, is that you didn’t give your doctor enough information to recommend anything else. The doctor wants you to heal. The way you tell your stress fracture fracture story leaves the doctor imaging the worst possible scenario and you get the worst possible treatment as a result.
To heal a stress fracture you need to stop stressing the bone. You need to stop causing damage. It is that simple.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about why doctors prescribe 4-6 weeks in a fracture boot for stress fractures in runners.

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#280 When is surgery better for metatarsal fracture in a runner

No treatment is best for every runner. Not even metatarsal fracture surgery.

Your task as an injured runner who wants to run is to figure why a treatment is right for you…or not right for you…even if it gets recommended by a doctor or surgeon.

When a comes to surgery to fix metatarsal fracture in your foot there a few considerations runners need to think about.

Risk of NOT healing with or without surgery.

Risks of surgery themselves and risks related specifically to your running goals.

Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about when surgery is better for a metatarsal fracture in a runner.

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#214 Will I run again after broken metatarsal surgery

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you’re going to be able to run again after broken metatarsal surgery. Will I run again after a broken metatarsal surgery?  Well, this is a great question if you’re a runner and you get a Jones fracture or you ignore a […]

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#197 The only 2 times a metatarsal stress fracture needs surgery

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the only 2 times a metatarsal stress fracture needs surgery. If you’re a runner and you get a metatarsal stress fracture, you’re probably really frustrated because you went to see a doctor and they told you,  “You have to sit still.” ”You have to stop […]

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