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Sports Related Injury Update III: Probably not broken [Mar. 9th, 2013|05:55 am]
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Clickenzee to Embiggen!



So yesterday I got to see an actual sports medicine doctor who was absolutely awesome. Bar none the best visit I've ever had with a health care professional. He totally seemed to know what he was talking about, he spent a lot of time with me, looked at my x-rays, watched me walk and his diagnosis: My foot is probably not broken, it's more likely a "stress incident" than a "stress fracture" -- there may be microscopic breaks in the interior of my leg bone that are the cause of the swelling. He knew when my race was without me having to tell him and said we can come up with a recovery schedule that allows me to run it and train for it. I've got an MRI scheduled week after next and I'm going back for a followup in two weeks. I can walk on my foot, though if it give me much pain, I can get a walking boot from his office.

Writing North Dakota stuff today and prepping for my trip to Arizona next week.


That's all the news from lake Woebegon.





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[User Picture]From: katbcoll
2013-03-09 04:58 pm (UTC)

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YAY for a great doctor! I hope the MRI place is better than the x-ray place. I'm also glad this means you can still do your race.
[User Picture]From: lillyflowers
2013-03-09 05:34 pm (UTC)

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I'll bet this doctor's BIGGEST asset is that he actually *listens* to what you're telling him instead of arriving with a preconceived DX. It should be a good relationship.
[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2013-03-09 06:11 pm (UTC)

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Ooh, now I want to borrow your sports medicine guy. The state of my knees is depressing the hell out of me.
[User Picture]From: iamgerg
2013-03-09 06:39 pm (UTC)

I'm glad I'm not a doctor...

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Because it totally looks like your medial cuneiform is fractured to me. And to be clear, I have no medical training so I'm not doubting real doctors, I'm just voicing what I saw before reading your post, just looking at the picture.
[User Picture]From: hoppytoad79
2013-03-09 06:51 pm (UTC)

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That's awesome. Isn't it great when doctors aren't cranio-rectally inverted? You get the tests you need, a diagnosis is made in a timely manner, treatment is decided on and started, and you're on your way to feeling better. Here's to hoping you're all healed up in time for the race.
[User Picture]From: lois2037
2013-03-09 07:06 pm (UTC)

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Happy to hear this.
[User Picture]From: magickcat
2013-03-12 04:57 am (UTC)

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If I may ask, how do you get docs to give you digital pics of your x-rays and such? I have had so many recently and nobody seems to know anything about anything, and I for one would like copies to bring in for a second opinion if nothing else! (and yay on not being broken! I wish I could say the same! haha)

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[User Picture]From: niamh_sage
2013-03-12 08:53 pm (UTC)

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I love x-rays, it's amazing to see how our bones fit together like a jigsaw, perfectly designed to do the things we do.

Good luck with the follow up care and your training! Hope you are back to 100% soon.
[User Picture]From: oracne
2013-03-13 03:51 pm (UTC)

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Get better soon!