As above, do these types of stress fractures take longer to heal than others?
I'm in the always helpful Googling stage of injury rehab, and I've come across several blogs and forums which claim stress fractures in the pelvis take an abnormally long time to heal. I was feeling quite pleased with my progress (three weeks in I have most of the mobility back in the leg but still no weight bearing). Now I'm bummed out again. Is this true, does it concur with anyone else's experience?
Thanks for the info. I guess it's going to be all about patience.
Hi there! I have been diagnosed with the same thing - stress fracture in the pelvis (inferior pubic ramus). It has just been awful, especially since it wasn't diagnosed correctly until nearly 4 months after the injury (week before the London marathon, which I tried to run not knowing I had the fracture and nearly died of pain). There is a lot more on this if you look at the US Runners World - e.g see this:
How are you recovering? I still feel like I am quite a long way off training again, but that could be because I kept trying to run on it!
Hi HMH and Rebecca - I missed your original post. How's recovery going?
Mine turned out to be the femoral neck and not the pelvis in the end (I was a bit of a mess at the first appt and not taking much in.)
It's been a slow process! When I posted I was entirely non-weight bearing and didn't ditch the crutches until July. I started walk-running in September, built up too quickly up until Christmas and had a lot of pain so cut right back in the new year. I am running now but very low mileage - about 12 miles a week and I need a couple of rest days between runs to let the discomfort ease off.
It's now a year since I did it and if you'd told me it would take this long to still not be fully fixed I'd probably have screamed at you. I've learnt that you do just have to be patient and not push it too much. I'm still a bit naughty in that I'll run through a niggle, but do cut back at any pain/limping.
I've signed up to a half in the autumn so I'm starting a very low intensity training schedule, and hoping that I make the start line. I had optimistically signed up for this year's Brighton marathon and clearly that didn't happen!
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