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#322 Stress fracture can I start a walk run program

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about whether or not it is okay to begin a walk/run program when you are well on your way to healing a metatarsal stress fracture.

One of the biggest problems when you get a metatarsal stress fracture is deciding when it’s safe for you to go to the next level of activity.

I just got a great question from a high school cross country runner who is healing from a stress fracture and wanted to get back to running as quickly as possible.

The question was whether or not it was okay to begin a walk/run program at four weeks of stress fracture healing?

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#321 Question every timeline of running again after injury

What does it mean when your doctor says you might be able to run in 3 weeks, depending on what your x-rays shows?

If your doctor guesses that in three weeks, you’re going to have something appear on an X- Ray, that assumes the bone is going to be stronger at that time you get the x-ray. Right?

So what that also really means is that until three weeks from today, every single day, healing happens. Tissues are getting stronger. More collagen is forming. The osteoblasts and osteoclasts are working in conjunction to remodel the bone. More bone is getting laid down. Tissues are getting stronger.

But every single day, if you get stronger, then in theory, every single day, you could do a little bit more activity.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about why you should question every timeline of how long it’s going to take to get back to running after an injury.

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#239 When can I run with stitches?

Most runners don’t want to wait two or three weeks with no exercise while waiting for stitches to be removed.

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