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Gait Inspection

Friday, July 06, 2012

Risked a short run on Wednesday. Felt great while running, but Thursday the foot was pretty sore. That's the way with a navicular bone stress fracture. Feels better and so you try to run again, only to relapse. Becomes a vicious cycle. Might require as much as 90 days running layoff to heal.

What's inducing this stress on the navicular bone and posterior tibial tendon? I set up the camera to look at my stride mechanics.

Even when I'm trying to keep everything aligned, my knees turn outward. Foot lands near the centerline and shin tilts outward, forcing a hard angle on the inner (medial) side of the ankle. Don't understand how the inversion ankle sprain in March precipitated this nagging injury, but the tendon and where it inserts into the navicular is definitely the problem, and appears obviously aggravated by the excessive inward collapse and stress on the ankle joint. Not sure what the solution(s) is. (I hear Thoroughbreds get put down for navicular fractures. Good thing I'm not a horse.)

Appointment scheduled with a sports orthoped.
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    I love the Geek Factor; use that technology!!

    Seriously, I hope that an easy fix can be found. The sidelines are just not fun.
    3199 days ago
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    Hope you do well. Never quit and never give up.
    3199 days ago
    Glad to hear you're seeing a specialist. Sorry that you aren't healed at the point you want to be, yet. But, remember that patience will pay off!
    3199 days ago
    Hi there I was very interested to read your blog. I fell last year down a flight of stairs and ended up with a navicular avulsion fracture..Ooh the pain!!! well this was a year plus ago and I have had nothing but agro since..I have began a healthy change in my choices and have started exercise..first ever!!! I feel the problem is worsened by this but I am determined to loose weight and get fit.
    I have to get an operation for nerve damage in a couple of months..If you find anything for your own difficulties I would be interested in hearing about it.
    I hope you manage and get yourself pain/trouble free. I can certainly empathise..
    Best wishes
    3199 days ago
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