Thursday, June 24, 2010
What If I Have a Stress Fracture and Keep Running on My Sore Aching Foot?
I was heading to Kezar stadium to run intervals when I got a call on my San Francisco Sports Medicine Podiatry practice phone from a runner with a typical question. He explained he was having a mild aching sensation in the foot when walking around, but it has been getting worse when running. He said he thought it was slightly bruised on the top of the foot, but couldn't remember dropping anything on it. He had been trying to figure out whether or not it might be a stress fracture. Because he has ben ramping up his training for a marathon, his main question (of course) was "Well what if it is a stress fracture....what is the worse thing that can happen if I keep running on the foot?"
To help him understand what could happen if he does have a stress fracture and keeps running on it, I told him he could read all about the SF podiatrist point of view on "Can I run with a stress fracture in my foot?"
I also sent him the link for the video on "What If I Run On a Stress Fracture - By San Francisco Sports Medicine Podiatrist."
Dr. Christopher Segler is an award winning foot surgeon and podiatric sports medicine specialists in San Francisco. He developed a house calls based practice to serve active athlete, marathon runners and triathletes who can't waste their free time driving around town or sitting in a doctor's waiting room. If you have a question about a possible stress fracture, you can call him directly at 415-308-0833. You can also learn more at stress fractures at San Francisco's Best Running Related Podiatry Site or MyRunningDoc.com.