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For those of you who have had stress fractures, when did you know that you were healed? Is it a situation where you don't have any more pain at all, or is there some residual? I am going back to the ortho next week (have been in the Boot for 11 weeks) but I'm just wondering what the signs of being healed are, if that makes sense. Any tim,e I have the boot off for more than a day or two (and I do have to disclose here that I tried running about half a mile, in addition to walking yesterday), I have tenderness along my tibia.<br><br>
I know I need to be more patient, but I'm so darned sick of the elliptical machine! (And, no, I do not swim.)
 

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I think you need to be careful here, <b>Diane</b>. I know, that sucks, but in the case of something like this, caution and waiting on the ortho's okay would be prudent. That said, I found the following link very useful for my contemplation and application while waiting to heal my leg and then start up again:<br><br><a href="http://www.pfitzinger.com/labreports/stressfracture.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.pfitzinger.com/labreports...fracture.shtml</a><br><br>
Me? I worked up to where I was able to take a 2 hour walk at a moderately brisk pace and was pain free before I started running again.
 

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I stress fractured my Femur last November and wasn't cleared to run on it until Feb. Although it was feeling great in Jan., I decided to stay off of it the extra month since the Orthopod basically told me I could ruin the whole year of running if I ran on it too early. With that being said, I did go out on a really LONG midnight run within two weeks of being cleared without any problems (although my muscles were sore). I haven't had any problems since and just had a check up. Other than the Doc thinking I am a bit crazy for trying to run Ultras, I am doing well.<br>
I guess all I can say is good luck and listen the doc, because a little more time off now will save you having to take more months off down the road!
 

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Well, from the article that Scratch linked:<br><i><b>If you have pain in the area that was injured then you have not healed sufficiently to run.</b></i><br><br>
And you know? I freakin' <i>knew</i> that but was hoping that somehow it wasn't true.<br><br>
I am so, so sick of being injured, and so depressed at the running that everyone else is doing (duh---why hang out on a running site?) and I'm not.<br><br>
Thank you both for replying. Back to sitting on my fat ass now...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sad2">
 

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hmm. my stress fracture hurt on and off for years after it was healed, especially with cold, damp weather.
 

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*perks up ears*<br>
Really?<br><br>
Bottom line is I gotta just go see my guy and do what he tells me.
 

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hey there, no experience with a stress fracture but just wanted to send you a big hug. being injured is no fun and i am sending healing vibes your way! hang in there!!
 
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