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Run Well! - Stress Fractures by Amy H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 5:35pm We are excited to kick off a new series in partnership with Sports Injury Clinic.   www.sportsinjuryclinic.net    This site has been a well used site by me over the last year as I have worked through various injuries.  It provides the right amount of detail about the injury and tips on treatment as well.   And while we hope you don' t have ... Read on »
Navicular Fractures, Running, and Hockey Pucks by Ryan K. Patient Expert Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 12:15pm I had never heard of the Navicular Bone until I took a slap shot to the foot during a hockey game and could barely walk for the next few days.  A PT friend of mine took a look and thought it might be a Navicular Bone stress fracture and that I should get an x-ray. Before visiting the doc I did some reading on the web regarding this bone I ha ... Read on »
The Ultimate Runner’s Guide to Stress Fractures: Causes, Risk Factors and How to Return to Training by runnersconnect Posted Fri 28 Dec 2012 6:00am A stress fracture is one of the most frustrating injuries a runner can come down with . While bad cases of some injuries do have a reputation for sticking around longer than the duration of a normal stress fracture, a stress fracture is a much bigger baseline setback than most soft tissue injuries: at least six weeks of no running at all—so ... Read on »
Bone health and eating disorders by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Feb 2010 7:35pm A recent study from the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that women with anorexia had much higher levels of fat in their bone marrow than women without AN (Ecklund et al2010). The study was generally publicized as "OMG! Anorexics have FAT on their bony bodies!" Whichas an interesting irony and news hookI'll give you. But the story goes ... Read on »
Where Are You Most Likely to Get a Stress Fracture? Research to Help You Catch Potential Stress Fractures Early by runnersconnect Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 6:00am A stress fracture is one of the most feared running injuries . With a virtually guaranteed six or eight-week layoff from running, the prospect of sustaining one is unsettling even to veteran runners who have dealt with other injuries. Additionally, the fact that it’s a bone injury—something we usually associate with hard falls or other traumati ... Read on »
Will Improving Your Overall Athleticism Reduce Your Risk of Stress Fractures? by runnersconnect Posted Mon 28 Oct 2013 6:00am Most runners know somebody whose training or racing ambitions have been sidelined because of an injury caused by another sport.  Whether it’s a torn ACL from playing a pick-up game of soccer or a sprained ankle from a rec basketball league, “other sports” have a reputation for causing trouble when runners try their hand at them. Traditional ... Read on »
things that make you go hmmmmm??? by RaeAnn Collins Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Jul 2009 11:22pm Well... for the past few weeks Sam has been playing his lame duck routine. We have not witnessed any trauma, seen any swelling or bruising or found anything disturbing to explain his behavior. About a year ago we were in a similar situation and after weeks of doctors visits and several x-rays that revealed NOTHING we took Sam to see a s ... Read on »
Pediatric Heel Pain by JYorey Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 12:00am 1 Comment What is pediatric heel pain?  Heel pain is a very common childhood complaint.  This doesn't mean that it should be ignored.  Heel pain is a symptom, not a disease.  This means that the pain is a warning sign that your child has a condition that deserves attention.  The most common cause of pediatric heel pain is a disorder called calcaneal a ... Read on »
The Game Plan by Jessica S. Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 7:37pm Okey dokey, where do I start? (I can’t believe I just said okey dokey… anyways…) Thank you for all of the well wishes, thoughts, and prayers with the doctor’s appointment that I had today!!!!! You guys are seriously the BEST! And I am incredibly happy to say that it went well! My new doctor is my hero. Well, if everything goes as he says it wil ... Read on »
X-rays, lox, and the scents of San Francisco by Wholewheatorbust Posted Tue 21 Aug 2012 2:51am Today was insane. I drove to Sacramento for a 6 week check up appointment on my twin stress fractures. I was positively giddy with the idea that I was going to get the OK to start lifting and running again soon. But no. Ohhhhh no. All that 6-8 week stuff you read on the internet is utter horse manure. I looked at the doc and told him to give it t ... Read on »