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#814 What is a phalanx avulsion fracture in the big toe joint?

50% of your body weight goes through the big toe joint when you run. So, If you get a fracture in the big toe joint, it can be a serious problem.

One type of fracture in the big toe joint is called an avulsion fracture.

I was just doing a consultation with a runner who had a phalanx avulsion fracture in the big toe joint. I wanted to show you what it really is and so that you can understand it better and what it might actually mean in terms of your returning to running.

What is a phalanx avulsion fracture in the big toe joint?

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

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