ITBS, Hamstring Tear or Stress Fracture….Make the Call History: A patient training for his 4th marathon presented complaining of pain in his lateral, posterior thigh that gets progressively worse while running and seems to be accompanied by groin pain on the same side. He stated that the pain began 3 weeks ago and increases […]Read More
This is a recent account of a Triathlete and Marathon runner who had been diagnosed with stress fractures in both Tibias and told not to run for 5 weeks…..good thing she didn’t listen! I was diagnosed with bilateral tibia stress fractures in mid-April after having a bone scan on both lower legs. The thought of […]Read More
The 2015 Lost Boys 50 Miler I had signed up to run the 2015 Lost Boys 50 Mile endurance race back in October 2014. I had run the event the last time it was staged in 2010 and it was an epic race. During my training my mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and […]Read More
Stress fractures are a common occurrence in runners. Typically it is seen in newer runners or in runners that increase their weekly mileage too quickly. I recently experienced a stress fracture in my lower left shin (tibia) after an extended break from running even though I have 10 years of continuous ultramarathon running training on […]Read More
The problem with common sense is……. it just ain’t that common. I read a doctors report and description recently that really illustrates this ever increasing problem. I have been treating sports injuries for 15 years and am often appalled at how patients are misdiagnosed, underserved or not treated at all or have their injury completely […]Read More
Ice Versus Heat? When dealing with an injury, such as tendonitis or a stress fracture, should you use ice and heat or just ice? Signed, “Hot & Cold in SD” Your question is a common one when talking about home treatments for sports injuries. Let’s look at what you are trying to accomplish then see […]Read More
Case Study: Cross Country Runner with Hip Stress Fracture and Bursitis that Responded to Alter-Gravity Treadmill Rehabilitation Author: Victor J. Runco DC, CSCS. Dr. Runco is a practicing sports injury physician in San Diego that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of running injuries. Introduction: A 15 year old female cross country runner presented with […]Read More
I recently examined a 39 year old female runner who stated she had been having left thigh pain for 1-2 months that felt achy and throbbing and begins immediately when she begins running. She had already been to her primary care doctor who took x-rays and told her nothing was wrong and that is was […]Read More
Here are a few tidbits i have picked up from patients I have treated over the years who had stress fractures.
1. It really does not hurt when I run but afterwards I am limping. STRESS FRACTURE!
2. It warms up as I run but I can barely walk the next day. STRESS FRACTURE!
3. At night I get these random shooting pain in my (pick your body part). STRESS FACTURE!
It is pretty simple. If your injury is getting worse whether it is a stress fracture or not you need to take a break from runninRead More