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Can You Run on A Stress Fracture?

Have you ever felt pain in your foot and wondered if you have a stress fracture? Do you want to know how to tell if you have a stress fracture? In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon, runner, and triathlete, Dr. Elizabeth Bondi, DPM from Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Bondi provided a ton of value educating us on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prevention and how we can get back to running after a stress fracture.

 


This episode is filled with so many important facts and information. Dr. Bondi is brilliant with her knowledge and shares fantastic content for the running community.

 

Dr. Bondi shares the answers to many questions including –

 

 

  • What is a stress reaction or stress fracture?

 

  • What causes a stress fracture?

 

  • How do I know if I have stress fracture?

 

  • How to diagnose a stress fracture in the foot?

 

  • Can you run on a stress fracture?

 

  • How long do stress fractures take to heal?

 

  • What happens if a stress fracture is left untreated?

 

  • What exercise can I do with a stress fracture in my foot?

 

 

Click the video below to watch the LIVE video within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group

 

 

 

Within this episode, we discuss many different methods to prevent stress fractures. One of the most important topics is making sure that as a healthy runner, we are focusing on strengthening our muscles and not running to train, but training to run! A big risk factor for stress fractures involves weak musculature and not having strength training in your program.

 

In the following section of our blog, we’ve linked the videos to exercises and stretches that can be beneficial to you as a runner! Dr. Bondi talked about the importance of incorporating these into your program for preventing stress fractures.  Please take a moment to check them out and add them into your training program!

 

 

Connect with Dr. Bondi at Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists.

Email: drbondi@illinoisfoot.com

Instagram:@northern_illnois_foot_ankle

Facebook:@illinoisfoot

Website:https://illinoisfoot.com

YouTube:@foot&Anklepros

 

 

 

Are you thinking about running a virtual half marathon this year?  Maybe you are thinking about tackling your first half marathon or you could be an experienced half marathon veteran looking to get your running fitness back during COVID.

 

 

Guys, I created a program for you and I took everything I learned over the last 17 years as a physical therapist and running coach and packaged it together to create an 8-week virtual and in-person training program to help you conquer your fall virtual half marathon!

 

With this program, I will provide you with new concepts and techniques each week that will help build you up in reaching your half marathon goal. As each week passes, you will find your strength and endurance improving, preparing you for everything your 2020 virtual race has in store, without injuries along the way. On race day, you will find a new level of confidence in your running ability being faster and stronger than ever before.

 

The result: Accomplishing 13.1 miles during a global pandemic when all in person races have been cancelled!

 

Click the link below to learn more!

 

 

You can also listen to the in depth explanations of these tips on the Healthy Runner Podcast…available wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

 

 

For more information on the new Team Healthy Runner Half Marathon Program

Team Healthy Runner Half Marathon Training

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

 

 

Have you been running but you are not getting the results you are looking for?  Are you looking for a plan beyond google that will provide structure, is individualized to your busy schedule, and will keep you injury free?

 

I am excited to announce that I will be expanding my personalized coaching services to guide you in taking your running to the next level!

 

The SPARK Healthy Runner Program includes:

 

– 100% customized training plan developed and monitored by myself as a running PT and Coach.

– 100% customized strength plan developed and monitored by myself

– Modifications to your plan as needed.

– LIVE on-boarding coaching call by phone or video chat with myself

– Weekly workout analysis and accountability through your coach.

 

Click THIS LINK for a FREE 20 minute phone consultation and let’s chat to see if this program is a good fit for you!

 

 

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We Help Active Adults Be Able To Run Without Aches and Pains So You Can Feel Good About Yourself Again…
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Working with Duane has been a game-changer for my running. I’ve been in an endless cycle of injuries for the past five years and needed to make a change.

I connected with Duane through his Healthy Runner Facebook group, and then we began our virtual physical therapy visits. Virtual sessions work great for me because I’m constantly traveling and can access care wherever I reside. Even though I’m not in the clinic, I still receive the same quality of experience!

The best part is Duane is a physical therapist, runner, and coach, so he understands how important running is for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being! If you want to become a stronger, healthier, and faster runner, look no further!

Jenn H.

In April, I was diagnosed with proximal hamstring tendinopathy, or PHT. If you haven’t heard of it or experienced it, let me tell you…it’s a real pain in the BUTT! Not only did it derail my training (I’m a runner/cyclist), simply sitting for more than 10 minutes at a time was unbearable. There’s very little research out there on this injury and finding credible information on how to effectively treat was difficult. The initial advice I got from my ortho was to stop running, rest, and stretch. This did absolutely nothing to improve my symptoms or help me get back to running. In fact, stretching made it worse! I also tried massage, dry needling, shockwave therapy…nada. In September, I stumbled on a podcast with Duane where he spoke in depth about his own experience with PHT and how he beat it, and how he helped others overcome this stubborn injury. I was also intrigued by his philosophy of not having to give up the sport you love while recovering from injury. I contacted Duane for a consult and have been working with him since October. After assessing and reaffirming my diagnosis, he put together a customized, structured rehab program focused on progressive loading of the hamstring tendon and supporting muscles WITHOUT giving up running! Gradually, my pain began to lessen and my strength has continued to increase. I am now running four days a week and am closer than at any point in the past 8 months to putting this injury in the rearview mirror for good. I’m looking forward to getting back to structured training and racing again in 2021…an unimaginable goal two months ago. Duane is awesome! His techniques and approach to injury rehab and prevention work. If you’re an athlete who has struggled with injuries that constantly disrupt your training, Duane is your guy!

Tim U.

“I developed IT band syndrome during my first marathon training cycle last year and ended up in physical therapy for about 3 months. I was told not to run if I had any pain at all. I lost so much time “recovering” that I ended up deferring my registration to the next year. I spent the next summer training for the same marathon when about 6 weeks out, that familiar IT band pain returned. I could barely finish a mile. I didn’t want to go back to my physical therapist because I knew what he was going to tell me. Stop running. I was so frustrated and started to feel like marathons weren’t for me. I stumbled upon the healthy runner podcast and learned that I don’t have to stop running in order to recover from injury! I was skeptical about an online physical therapy session. But I reached out to Dr. Scotti and he was able to give me the tools to mitigate my pain within the first session! I was able to complete my training cycle and made it to the finish line of my first marathon with his help! I highly recommend!”

Kendyl R.

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