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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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