Is a pathetic diagnosis and one given by a physician who doesn’t know why the patient has the problem they’ve presented with. I ve danced ballet for 12 years, stopped for 10 years, then got back into it about 4 years ago. I m currently taking a year off in hopes that a prolonged healing time will make a difference. What do you think? Stress reactions mean nothing – they don’t tell you what exactly is wrong, how you got injured, and they sure don’t give any insight in how to correct it. I am a stubborn runner and have a HARD time NOT running. You re only 4hrs from my office. 🙂I have been struggling with a calcaneal stress fracture since June. Running shoes may be viewed by some (me) as terrible if they re thick and over-supportive.
Wow doc, your article about not stretching was amazing i must say. Massaging the top of the cuboid seems to temporarily relieve symptoms (not sure if trigger points exist there? ). He took x-rays and doesn t believe there is a fracture (the pain began about 2. 5 weeks ago so probably wouldn t show up anyways) but because it doesn t hurt when he applied pressure to it, he doesn t believe it has progressed to a fracture. The point of pain is at the middle of the 2nd, 3rd 4th metatarsal of the foot. Please read the last section on how to do so properly here: I am just getting off of a stress fracture (I had about 3 cracks in one foot and evidence of a past one in the other) for which I was off for about 12 weeks. I have been wearing a cam boot since then and am in my last week (hopefully) of wearing the dang thing. It doesn t really feel like a trigger point, more like a sharp, needle pain. This type of footwear disrupts normal gait, causing muscle imbalances and dispersing stress to isolated areas that is not meant to handle such a load. Thank you for the reply 🙂hello! Although eating a lot of grain fed (meats) and processed proteins (hydrolyzed Lastly, if indeed its fractured, is 50-100mg ok to take? I have been overweight most of my life, but my diet has greatly improved over the last year ( I know this isn t natural and I want to fix it. Or is it natural too have some pain and strange stuff going on down there? Most likely the residual pain is from the muscle imbalances that occurred due to the stress fxs. Sides and back;
He also suggested orthotics. I went back to the doc this week and he tells me two more weeks. Not sure of the point of a MRI here Better in their minds Interesting article thanks for sharing, would love some insight. I am at a loss. Training and competing with an injury is a recipe for disaster. It has been 8 weeks sense I injured my 2nd metatorsial. Thanks. Hard to say; It Is a whole foods fruit and vegetable multi that I get from my natural doctor. Maybe the transition to the Vivo s was too much, too quickly If you re truly osteoporotic, (not osteopenic), especially at age 42, then there is seriously something going on nutritionally/hormonally. Now I need to address the foot injury, the lingering hamstring injury and possibly a gait problem. Read the article again as well as the Sock Doc Training Principles. Yes my multivitamin is a good But I can say that typically when a see a fracture in patients I do use that much Mn, but it is individualized so sometimes a bit more, sometimes less. By the time I got home, I was limping severely and running 2. 5 minutes slower/mile. My question is what are the chances of getting a stress fracture again?
I wear Nike Air Alvord9 s, which are a bit on the thick side, but they aren t too bad (especially since in the Army we wear combat boots). Box on the home page specifically the one on orthotics (heel lifts) as well as Healthy People = Barefoot People. I want to be the most informed I can be, and I want to heal. If I recommended orthotics and stretching then this whole site would be a lie and you d be better off learning about health and fitness at a site from some joker who sits behind a desk and just writes books. During the stress reaction there is swelling, to various degrees depending on the damage, so as the fracture is healing there shouldn t be the same amount of swelling there. Dear Sock-Doc:
You are so kind to reply to everyone s questions! Multivitamin. Thank you for your reply. So a problem like you re having in the foot is just part of this overall musculo-skeletal distress. In my fifth metatarsal from not distributing my weight properly, which I know was a subconscious effort to protect the fracture site. Past injuries, dietary and nutritional considerations, and hormonal imbalances all will affect how you move. Speaking of nutrition and its affect on muscle balance and gait, nutrition also plays an important role in the health of your bones and joints. As you know, I think the stress reaction dx is a joke I m torn if I should finish up this last month of basketball and risk further injury (stress fracture) or if i should rest because lacrosse season is coming up. Ugh! Fracture mechanics research papers.