Isn't 'march fracture' a more old-school term used as a general term for all stress fractures?
Either way, here's my 2p's worth:
- Had a femoral stress fracture diagnosed end of April this year (over-training, 1 week after Marathon then BANG out for 2/3 months)
- Healed naturally - no need for operation.
- On crutches for 2/3 weeks then gently started weight bearing again
- Swimming and biking, like lots of people on this thread, kept me sane
- Took codine/paracetamol exclusively -
NO IBUPROFENS - CAN DELAY BONE HEALING!
- Also have near flat-feet and supinate heavily
- Sometimes get a dull ache but never pain in the area now. Have ran a HM & FM since
- Worried about it happening again though...
In general, what are the weights of people on this thread i.e. low/medium/slightly overweight? I've always been of slender build, was underweight for a short peiod of time in my teens (7 years ago) but generally weigh between 9 - 9 stone 4 now (5'5)
Was wondering whether weight had any impact - I know sometimes people say about getting bad knees because they carry too much weight above them or something?
Also, how much does everyone train? I usually rack up 40 - 50 miles a week at the moment but will run more when Marathon training obviously. I also run consistently - take a day off a week to swim or rest completely, but other than that I pretty much run every night and have done for a number of years.
Posted: 02/12/2009 at 21:34