Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Injured - again

Bone scan came back positive for a stress fracture in the tarsal/metatarsal joint. Not really surprising considering how painful my foot has been, but still disappointing. Back to Stiles pond....

SF info:
The incidence of stress fractures in the general population is unknown, as virtually all literature on the subject is derived from a military population or advanced-level athletes. Stress fractures are estimated to constitute up to 16% of all injuries that are related to athletic participation; running is the cause in most of these cases. Most stress fractures (95%) involve the lower extremities, particularly the metatarsals.
The term Lisfranc's joint refers to the tarsometatarsal joints where the long bones (tarsals) in the foot meet the smaller bones (metatarsals) of the toes. Named for Jaques Lisfranc a surgeon in Napoleon's Army

My SF history
07/12/09 – Right foot Lisfranc’s joint (tarsal/metatarsal) stress fracture
08/31/08 – Sacrum stress fracture in two locations, 8 weeks off
12/10/06 – Left hip stress fracture of Ileum, 4 weeks off
10/14/05 – Right fibula stress fracture, 6 weeks off
02/12/98 – Sacrum stress fracture, 6 weeks off
07/03/97 – Right Navicular stress fracture, 7 weeks off
04/10/97 – Right foot signs of stress fracture - 25 days off
01/21/91 – Right foot possible stress fracture – 2 weeks off

How it affects your running
The pain from a metatarsal stress fracture is usually felt on the top of the foot, over the affected metatarsal bone. The pain can be dull or sharp, constant or intermittent.

Pain may persist at rest and may even be severe enough to prevent sleep. There may be tenderness and swelling over the stress fracture. Activities like running can make the pain from a metatarsal stress fracture worse.

Causes of Metatarsal Stress Fracture
Decreased density of the bones (e.g. osteoporosis)
Unusual stress on a metatarsal due to mal position or another forefoot deformity (e.g. bunion)
Abnormal foot structure or mechanics (e.g. flatfoot, over pronation)
Increased in hill running or speed work


Last October at Stiles....at least this year it won't be as cold.

8 comments:

GZ said...

Ugh. Sorry to hear that. Six weeks of water then?

pbazanchuk said...

bummer. guess you figured as much eh? don't let this become an annual trend now.

Derrick said...

That sucks. Sorry to hear Dave. You've had a great season, so work hard with the aqua running and carry your fitness over to the fall!

DoubleJ said...

Everybody is missing the point here...this just means more video footage from my races for the next 6 weeks. ;).. jk. Hang in there Dave, you got PLENTY of time before Woodford.

KG said...

I wish you a speedy recovery in time for the fall season.

michael menard said...

Dave,
Wishing you a fast recovery.

You had a fantastic Mountain Series! Truly impressive.

s p running said...

Condition was exasperated by kidnappers attempt to torture you… thank goodness Goons got there quickly for rescue

Andri Septen said...

metatarsal stress fracture